January 4, 1937
“One of our strongest possibilities for the lead in “Gone with the Wind” is Errol Flynn.
Myron is going to determine from Warner Brothers whether they would give a picture a year with Flynn, if we gave him this lead. Please follow him up on this.
For your confidential information, Cukor and I jointly feel that the choice is in the following order: 1. Gable. 2. Gary Cooper. 3. Errol Flynn. This so you may guide yourself accordingly.”
Letter written to Daniel T. O’Shea, manager of the Selznick Studio, from David O. Selznick.
The 14th Academy Awards honouring the film achievements of 1941 was held in the Biltmore Bowl at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on February 26, 1942
- Joan Fontaine won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Suspicion
- Gary Cooper won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in Sergeant York
- Mary Astor won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Great Lie
- Donald Crisp won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in How Green Was My Valley