The Ransom Center marks a golden year in Hollywood filmmaking with the “Films of 1939” series, which kicks off this Thursday with a screening of “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” 

The Ransom Center marks a golden year in Hollywood filmmaking with the “Films of 1939” series, which kicks off this Thursday with a screening of “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” 

Film critic Leonard Maltin just stopped by to tour “The Making of Gone With The Wind” with Ransom Center Film Curator Steve Wilson.

Film critic Leonard Maltin just stopped by to tour “The Making of Gone With The Wind” with Ransom Center Film Curator Steve Wilson.

Read how John Lahr researched primary sources when writing his new biography, “Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh,” including his search through the Ransom Center’s collection. 

Read how John Lahr researched primary sources when writing his new biography, “Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh,” including his search through the Ransom Center’s collection. 

No two Spalding Gray performances are alike, and a scholar’s new digital tool allows comparison of Gray’s performance notebooks from “Swimming to Cambodia.” 

No two Spalding Gray performances are alike, and a scholar’s new digital tool allows comparison of Gray’s performance notebooks from “Swimming to Cambodia.” 

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a hoot.” Just doesn’t have the same ring as the original “Gone With The Wind” line, does it? David O. Selznick went toe-to-toe with censors to keep the word “damn” in the film for Rhett Butler’s famous last words. Give us your best line in the comments below or on Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr using the hashtag #franklymydear. 

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a hoot.” Just doesn’t have the same ring as the original “Gone With The Wind” line, does it? David O. Selznick went toe-to-toe with censors to keep the word “damn” in the film for Rhett Butler’s famous last words. Give us your best line in the comments below or on Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr using the hashtag #franklymydear. 

The Billy Collins archive, which was acquired by the Ransom Center earlier this year, includes notebooks with drafts of his poem “The Names.” The poem was written after the terrorist attacks on 9/11 and was read at a special joint session of Congress on Sept. 6, 2002, to commemorate the victims. 

The fully illustrated catalog for “The Making of Gone With The Wind” (co-published by UT Press) features a foreword by Turner Classic Movies host and film historian Robert Osborne. 

The fully illustrated catalog for “The Making of Gone With The Wind” (co-published by UT Press) features a foreword by Turner Classic Movies host and film historian Robert Osborne. 

Join us this evening for our first fall event! Ian McEwan will be reading from his new novel, “The Children Act,” at 7 p.m. at Jessen Auditorium. Arrive early! The Ransom Center acquired McEwan’s archive this year. Two cases of materials are on display in the lobby through September 25. #HarryRansomCenter (at Harry Ransom Center)

Join us this evening for our first fall event! Ian McEwan will be reading from his new novel, “The Children Act,” at 7 p.m. at Jessen Auditorium. Arrive early! The Ransom Center acquired McEwan’s archive this year. Two cases of materials are on display in the lobby through September 25. #HarryRansomCenter (at Harry Ransom Center)

Even before filming began, producer David O. Selznick received a flood of mail about how “Gone With The Wind” should be made. Browse a cache of letters from fans and detractors of the film, as they share feedback from a preview screening, lobby for parts, share concerns about how the South and African Americans would be portrayed, and more. 

“I can’t go on. I’ll go on.” -Samuel Beckett 
Did you know the Ransom Center website features several web exhibitions, including “Fathoms from Anywhere: A Samuel Beckett Centenary Exhibition”? #windowswednesday  (at Harry Ransom Center)

“I can’t go on. I’ll go on.” -Samuel Beckett
Did you know the Ransom Center website features several web exhibitions, including “Fathoms from Anywhere: A Samuel Beckett Centenary Exhibition”? #windowswednesday (at Harry Ransom Center)