Monday, February 24, 2014

Victor Fleming 125 -- February 24, 2014

Director Victor Fleming was born 125 years ago yesterday, on 23-February-1889.  Although his contemporaries knew him as a director of movies like The Virginian with Gary Cooper and Walter Huston and Red Dust with Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and Mary Astor, his best-remembered movies today were both released in 1939 and were both taken over from other directors, The Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind

Fleming served in the US Army Signal Corps during World War One.  When President Woodrow Wilson came to Versailles for the treaty negotiations, Fleming was his primary photographer. 

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