This photo shows Hattie McDaniel as Mammy in a scene from the film "Gone with the wind."
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Mammy has her moment in 'Gone with the Wind' prequelNearly eight decades after she became one of the most famous supporting figures in American popular literature, Mammy has become the heroine of her own story in a prequel to "Gone with the Wind". In imagining Mammy's back story, McCaig -- whose book has been authorized by Mitchell's estate -- baptized her Ruth, in reference to the biblical character that symbolizes faith and fidelity.The final third of the book is written from Mammy's point of view, and it ends a week after the supper that features in the opening chapters of "Gone with the Wind".
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