Gone With the Wind

Title

Gone With the Wind

Subject

Anti-Nuclear Movement

Description

This poster, which parodies the iconic promotional poster for the epic romantic 1939 neo-Confederate film, “Gone With the Wind,” starring Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh, features conservative U.S. President, Ronald Reagan, and conservative British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, in a passionate embrace. The poster pokes fun at the cozy relationship between the two politicians and their advocacy for a renewed and heightened Cold War with the Soviet Union, particularly an escalation in nuclear weapons.

This poster, which parodies the iconic promotional poster for the epic romantic 1939 neo-Confederate film, “Gone With the Wind,” starring Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh as tragic white southerners, Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara, features conservative U.S. President, Ronald Reagan, and conservative British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, in a passionate embrace. The poster pokes fun at the cozy relationship between the two politicians and their advocacy for a renewed and heightened Cold War with the Soviet Union, particularly an escalation in nuclear weapons.

Text on the poster reads: "The Film To End All Films/Most Explosive Love Story Ever/Milton Freedman In Association With Pentagon Productions Presents 'Gone With The Wind'/Screenplay By Kid Joseph/Directed by Hank Kissinger/Music By Eddy Heath." Caption below image reads "She Promised To Follow Him To The End Of The Earth. He Promised To Organize It!" And, “Now Showing World Wide.” Small printed notation at the bottom also says, “An IMF Picture” and “Right Rank Inc.” In the lower left corner, it reads "Bob Light/John Houston For Socialist Worker."

Creator

design by Bob Light and John Houston, printed by East End Offset Ltd in the U.K., and published by Socialist Workers Party

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

1981

Format

poster

Citation

design by Bob Light and John Houston, printed by East End Offset Ltd in the U.K., and published by Socialist Workers Party, “Gone With the Wind,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed March 1, 2021, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/87.

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