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The Horrific Bigotry Endured by This 'Gone with the Wind' Star

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The Horrific Bigotry Endured by This 'Gone with the Wind' Star

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By all accounts, 'Gone With the Wind' was a smash, garnering awards and acclaim in equal measure. But the bigotry endured by its African-American star Hattie McDaniel was a major taint in its legacy.

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The movie industry was born in West Orange, NJ in 1893 by Thomas Edison. Within thirty years, Hollywood grew into America's fourth largest, and by far most glamorous, industry. Revisit the Golden Age of Hollywood, when actors became global celebrities, moguls became millionaires, and the entire nation became movie crazy. Using digitally remastered news footage, rare studio archives, and home movie footage, look back on the dawn and meteoric rise of Tinseltown in color.

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