Hearing Voices: Segregated 'Gone with the Wind' Set

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On the set of the 1940 movie Gone With the Wind, black and white actors were originally segregated. But then actor Lennie Bluett, an extra on the set, alerted Clark Gable to the situation. Bluett tells producer Ben Adair of the Hearing Voices radio project about the experience.



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