Old Movies: Contemporized Classic

The pre-Hollywood superstars — Sarah Bernhardt, Eleanora Duse, Edwin Booth — survived in legend and, perhaps fortunately for them, their greatness has to be taken on faith by posterity. But Chaplin, Garbo, the Barrymores and other film greats survive on celluloid, and in the movie houses or on TV's late, late shows, their legends are constantly up for review.

Once again, filmgoers have the chance to rereview two such fabled Hollywood performances: Clark Gable as Rhett Butler and Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in David O. Selznick's Gone With the Wind. Since its...

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