Moonlight and Magnolias
From The Dramatists Play Service: In this hilarious comedy by Ron Hutchinson, it’s 1939 and Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn’t work. So what’s an all-powerful movie mogul to do? While fending off the film’s stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.
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“Consumers of vintage Hollywood insider stories will eat up Hutchinson’s diverting conjecture as to what actually happened behind those closed doors.
“Frankly, my dear, this is one funny play, a rip-roaring farce [with] witty, pointed dialogue and hilarious situations”
– NY Daily News
“A lot of fun…dispenses a good deal of insider’s dope on the professional and personal dynamics that fueled the production [of Gone with the Wind]…plenty of genuine wit in the dialogue, and the characters are drawn with such affection that one can’t help but cheer for them.”
– NY Post
“a Hollywood dream-factory farce. At once a hyperventilating slapstick comedy, an impassioned love song and a blazing critique of Hollywood. Just when you think it’s all fun and games [Hutchinson] turns the tables…he has a gift for enveloping you in blackness. And then, with a single line, he also can lift the heavy cloud and get on with the hilarity.”
– Chicago Sun Times