Margaret Mitchell, pictured above in 1941, started writing while recovering from an ankle injury in 1926. She had read her way through most of Atlanta's Carnegie Library, so her husband brought home a typewriter and said: "Write your own book to amuse yourself." The result was Gone with the Wind. Al Aumuller/Telegram & Sun/Library of Congress hide caption

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Margaret Mitchell's 'Gone With The Wind' Turns 75
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Gordon Goodwin arranged "Rhapsody In Blue" for his Big Phat Band. Concord Music Group hide caption

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A Big, Phat 'Rhapsody In Blue'
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Impressionist paintings of Paris often depict a city full of sun-dappled socialites: dancing, shopping, boating and schmoozing. But for painter and art patron Gustave Caillebotte, Paris was a darker, lonelier place. His 1877 work, Paris Street; Rainy Day, shows Parisians making their way down a vast street on a dreary day. (Click enlarge to see the full painting.) The Art Institute of Chicago hide caption

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Gustave Caillebotte: Impressions Of A Changing Paris
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Indie Booksellers Target Summer's Best Reads
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Metsu's 1664 painting A Man Writing a Letter depicts a handsome young scribe penning his correspondence in an opulent study. Roy Hewson/National Gallery of Ireland hide caption

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Gabriel Metsu: The Dutch Master You Don't Know
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A painter touches up one of the bridge's cables. When it came time to decide the paint color for the bridge, consulting architect Irving Morrow wanted a warm hue to contrast with the cool grays, blues and greens of San Francisco Bay. Courtesy of goldengatebridge.org hide caption

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The Golden Gate Bridge's Accidental Color
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Maggy Rozycki Hiltner's Hothouse Flowers, made of found fabrics, is one of many works on display in the Textile Museum's Green: The Color and the Cause exhibit in Washington, D.C. Click here to see the full textile. Virginia Spragg/ hide caption

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Celebrating Green: As Color, As Concept, As Cause
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By the time Gauguin arrived in the late 1800s, Tahiti had been "thoroughly Christianized and colonized" by the French, says National Gallery curator Mary Morton. Women didn't walk around half-nude — but Gauguin painted them that way anyway. Above, an 1899 depiction of Two Tahitian Women. The Metropolitan Museum of Art hide caption

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Gauguin's Nude Tahitians Give The Wrong Impression
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A woman dressed in rags is the subject of Tattered and Torn by Alfred Kappes. Oil on canvas, 1886. Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Mass hide caption

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Portraits Of The Poor: Dignity In Times Of Despair
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Jane Fonda Is Academic In '33 Variations'
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Rudolph Valentino once entertained girlfriends (and boyfriends) in Room 1202 of L.A.'s Alexandria Hotel. Location manager Doug Dresser scouted the surreal space a decade ago — and recently took NPR's Susan Stamberg back for a visit. Courtesy Doug Dresser hide caption

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For Location Scouts, It's All About Making The Scene
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Objectively Speaking, It's All About The Prop Master
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Portrait of a Boy is one of three Rembrandt paintings in Simon's collection. If Simon had had his way, there would have been four; the Metropolitan Museum of Art outbid him for Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer. The Norton Simon Foundation hide caption

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Norton Simon: The Best Museum You Haven't Visited
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When Atlanta burns in Gone with the Wind, what you're actually seeing is leftover sets from King Kong and The Garden of Allah set aflame in a lot in Culver City, Calif. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer hide caption

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Long Before Computers, How Movies Made Us Believe
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Celebrating The Phillips Collection's 90th Birthday
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