Check out this screen test and audition footage from the 1939 epic film, Gone with the Wind. According to the footage, 32 actresses performed screen tests for the part of southern belle, Scarlett O’Hara. In the end, of course, the part went to Vivien Leigh.
Tallulah Bankhead, Susan Hayward, Margaret Tallichet, Frances Dee, Mary Ray, Lana Turner, Paulette Goddard, Anita Louise, Dorothy Jordan, Linda Watkins, Frances Fuller, Adrea Leeds, Jean Kent, Anne Shirley, Marsha Hunt, Mervlyn Douglas, Jeffrey Lynn, Joan Bennett, Jean Arthur, Hattie Noel, Hattie McDaniel, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, and Clark Gable
via The Hairpin