John Wiley Jr.

John Wiley Jr., is an expert on Gone With the Wind and the life of its author, Margaret Mitchell. Over the past 40 years, he has assembled a collection of more than 10,000 items of Gone With the Wind and Mitchell memorabilia – including every American ion of the novel and more than 1,000 foreign ions.[1] His collection is featured in the Complete Gone With the Wind Sourcebook.[2]

Wiley has published numerous articles on Mitchell and Gone With the Wind and has been interviewed by Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and The Times. In 1997, he served as artistic adviser for the U.S. Postal Service's 32-cent Gone With the Wind postage stamp in its 1930s Celebrate the Century series[3] He also is featured in the PBS American Masters documentary Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel.

For more than 30 years, he has published a quarterly newsletter, now called The Scarlett Letter, for Gone with the Wind fans and collectors.

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  1. ^ "How I Got Started: John Wiley, Jr.," Fine Books & Collections, July/August 2007; John Steils. "Making the Most of Moonlight Memorabilia," The Barksdale Buzz, November 22, 1997.
  2. ^ Pauline Bartel. The Complete Gone With the Wind Sourcebook. Taylor Publishing, 1993.
  3. ^ Davis, Anita Price (2014-01-10). The Margaret Mitchell Encyclopedia. McFarland. p. 209. ISBN 9780786492459.

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