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Published on April 09, 2024
Marietta Invites 'Gone With the Wind' Enthusiasts to Costume-Themed Event at Local MuseumSource: City of Marietta

Marietta, Georgia is calling all fans of the classic film "Gone With the Wind" for a day-long extravaganza that promises to take visitors back to the grandeur of the Old South. The Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum has announced it will host the “All About the Costumes” event on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located at Brumby Hall and Gardens, this homage to one of cinema's most storied films will feature speakers, music, and a unique Grand Bazaar where attendees can snap up memorabilia, according to the City's news release.

A detailed schedule is on tap for the Windies, a term affectionately used to describe fans of the film. Commencing at 10:30 am, Mary Jane Sinclair will exhibit a jacket once donned by Leslie Howard, alongside some of his personal possessions. According to a recent statement, she will delve into Howard's impact on the landmark movie. Following Sinclair, at 11:30 am Joseph Green is set to reveal two bespoke costumes created for the museum and will shed light on their meticulous construction.

Those who work up an appetite don't have to worry, the event includes a box lunch available for $15. Post-lunch, attendees can sway to the rhythms of a "Windie Waltz," led by none other than Megan Tatum Miller at 12:30 pm. Miller plans to discuss the design patterns of historical costumes, crafted by her grandmother Peggy Abbot Miller, and she will, indeed, lead the dance.

The afternoon session features George Terrell at 2:15 pm, who will share original Walter Plunkett costume sketches, including gowns worn by the film's heroine Olivia De Havilland. Notably, the museum houses the mourning bonnet worn by Scarlett O’Hara and other iconic attire from the epic film. For hardcore fans, an evening screening of "Gone With the Wind" is scheduled at 6 pm at the Alley Stage in Historic Marietta Square, with tickets available online for $20.

The event is priced at $25, which covers entry to all speaker sessions and additional activities throughout the day. Those looking to sell their own movie collectibles can grab a spot at the Grand Bazaar for a mere $10 per table. Interested parties can register for the sale, lunches, and movie showing by visiting the museum's website. The Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum is a repository of numerous original and rare items from the beloved movie and is situated at Brumby Hall, a Greek Revival style home with a storied past stretching back to the Civil War.