Moonlight and Magnolias (Laguna Beach)

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About This Show

Making movie history is not easy! Just ask film producer David O. Selznick, who stops the filming of Gone with the Wind three weeks into production because he wants a rewrite of the unwieldy script. He hires playwright Ben Hecht to do the job–in only five days! Only one problem: Hecht has never even read the novel. So, Selznick summons Hecht and Gone With the Wind director Victor Fleming to his office, locks the doors and closes the shades. Subsisting on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men spend five days crafting a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful films of all time. This wildly funny and engaging tale illuminates the behind-the-scenes business of movie-making during the golden age of Hollywood. The Dallas Morning News calls the play “movie magic on stage,” while Nashville City News says “whether you’re a fan of GWTW or simply enjoy good farce, you’ll want to check out Moonlight and Magnolias.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: October 6, 2009 Final Performance: November 1, 2009
Location: Laguna Playhouse, California

606 Laguna Canyon Rd,

Laguna Beach,


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