Cammie King: ‘Gone with the Wind’ child actress has died
Cammie King, Rhett Butler’s daughter Bonnie in Gone with the Wind, died of lung cancer in Fort Bragg, Calif., on Sept. 1. She was 76.
The role of Bonnie Butler – the then-unknown Elizabeth Taylor had been considered for it, according to some – is pivotal to the plot of Gone with the Wind, as Bonnie’s death eventually destroys the relationship between Scarlett (Vivien Leigh) and Rhett (Clark Gable).
Gone with the Wind remains King’s sole claim to fame. On the IMDb, the Los Angeles native (born on Aug. 5, 1934) is listed for a bit role in the 1939 B movie Blondie Meets the Boss, and for providing the voice of a minor character in Disney’s Bambi (1942).
Among the major Gone with the Wind performers, only Olivia de Havilland and Ann Rutherford are still around.
More information on Cammie King at pressdemocrat.com.
Katharine Hepburn home for rent
Katharine Hepburn’s four-story brownstone home at 244 East 49th Street in New York City’s Turtle Bay Gardens, is available for rent. If you can shell out $27,500 per month, that is.
Hepburn, winner of four Best Actress Academy Awards, lived at Turtle Bay for about 60 years, from 1931 – the year before her first movie (A Bill of Divorcement) came out – to the 1990s, according to The Real Deal.
The apartment has been thoroughly renovated, but the original mirrored dressing room is still there. It’s being offered unfurnished “except for a few photographs of Hepburn and some of her watercolor paintings.”
Following Hepburn’s death in 2003, the intersection of East 49th Street and Second Avenue was renamed “Katharine Hepburn Place.”
Paul Schrader ‘Mishima’ Screening: Production Designer Eiko Ishioka Homage
Academy Award winning costume designer and production designer Eiko Ishioka will be honored by the Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and the American Cinematheque with a screening of Paul Schrader’s minimalist 1985 biopic Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters on Sunday, Sept. 26, at 5:30 pm at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.
Written by Paul and Leonard Schrader, the beautifully shot (cinematography by John Bailey), highly stylized Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters stars Ken Ogata, who delivers a tour de force as the troubled, (apparently) gay Japanese writer Yukio Mishima.
Mishima earned Eiko Ishioka the Best Artistic Contribution award the 1985 Cannes Film Festival. Additionally, Ishioka won an Academy Award for Coppola’s Dracula (1992) and is also known for her design in films such as The Cell (2000), The Fall (2006), and Closet Land (1991).
Sponsored by Variety, Mishima is the fifth of this year’s screening series highlighting the work of renowned Production Designers and their creative colleagues.
The Aero Theatre is located at 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.
General admission: $11. American Cinematheque members: $7. Students/Seniors with valid ID: $9. All screenings start at 5:30 p.m. 24-hour information is available at 323-466-FILM (3456). Tickets can also be purchased on www.Fandango.com.
Photos: Courtesy of the Art Directors Guild