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Story about making of movie ‘Gone With Wind’ makes engaging play

From left, Jarel Davidow plays Ben Hecht, Jonathan Cantor portrays David O. Selznick and Aaron Holbritter is Victor Fleming in Lake George Dinner Theatre's "Moonlight and Magnolias."
From left, Jarel Davidow plays Ben Hecht, Jonathan Cantor portrays David O. Selznick and Aaron Holbritter is Victor Fleming in Lake George Dinner Theatre's "Moonlight and Magnolias."
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If there’s one thing an audience likes, it’s being in on a joke. “No Civil War movie ever made a dime,” Ben Hecht, the screenwriter, keeps saying throughout “Moonlight and Magnolias.” And every time he says it, the audience laughs knowingly — because the Civil War movie he’s deprecating happens to be “Gone With the Wind,” and we know — even if he doesn’t — how that turned out. Based on a true story, it’s ...

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