Susan Myrick

Susan Myrick

Original Name Susan Dowdell Myrick
Birth
Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, USA
Death 3 Sep 1978 (aged 85)
Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
Burial Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, USA
Plot East side, Section D, Lot 9, Person 11
Memorial ID 7968343 · View Source
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Author, Newspaper Columnist. As producer David O. Selznick began his work on the movie "Gone With The Wind," its author Margaret Mitchell made only one request. She recommended Susan Myrick to be the film's technical advisor. Myrick, known as "The Emily Post of the South," was not only the dialect coach for all the actors (both black and white), she was also in charge of seeing that the costumes and customs were consistant with Southern tradition. (A whole scene was reshot when Myrick told Selzick that "a young lady would never have worn that dress showing her bosom at that time of day.") Myrick wrote the book "White Columns in Hollywood: Reports from the GWTW Sets." For her work with the Macon Telegraph, she was inducted into the Georgia Newspaper Hall of Fame in 1984.

Bio by: Evening Blues



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  • Find a Grave Memorial 7968343
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Susan Myrick (20 Feb 1893–3 Sep 1978), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7968343, citing Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .