Gone With The Wind Book

2011–The 75th Anniversary of GWTW, the book, based in part on writings from the Mitchell family scrapbook, shown above.

“It’s Windie In Kansas”- A Gone With The Wind Event in Olathe, Kansas

It’s Windie In Kansas

Because 2011 is the 75th Anniversary of the publishing of Margaret Mitchell’s novel, Gone With The Wind, there are a lot more Gone With The Wind (GWTW) events throughout the country.
I am excited to be doing a presentation with Hattie McDaniel biographer Carlton Jackson, who I consulted with when I did my book, The Making of a Masterpiece, the True Story of Margaret Mitchell’s Classic Novel Gone With The Wind. (GWTWbook.com) Carlton and I will be speaking about The  book and movie, Gone With The Wind, and a little about the Hollywood production and the real life Civil War people that “Mammy” may have been patterned after and then he will give you an interesting overview of Hattie McDaniel.
I’m also going to be showing my documentary which debuted at the St. Louis event. I hope to see you there.
Here is some information about the Olathe, KS event, from the event planner Liz Smith:
Since Gone with the Wind’s historic 1939 film premiere, movie fans (known as Windies) have traveled the nation, attending events in celebration of the film. In 2011, the Mahaffie Historic Site, along with the support of local Olathe, Kansas area businesses will proudly host its own premier event: It’s Windie in Kansas.”If the novel has a theme it is that of survival,” wrote author Margaret Mitchell, when Gone with the Wind was published. In the same theme, this event will be more than just another fan gathering, this event will spotlight Kansas native Hattie McDaniel, whose role as Mammy earned her an Academy Award, making her the first African-American to win an Oscar and help the film to win a Best Picture Oscar.

Sadly, in 1952, Hattie McDaniel died of breast cancer. In her honor, this event will help promote awareness and raise money toward an end to this terrible disease. All proceeds of this event after expenses will go to the University of Kansas Cancer Center to breast cancer prevention and research.”SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
*Subject to change*

Friday November 4th:

Opening Reception with art unveiling by Joseph Yakovetic and local Kansas wine tasting

Saturday November 5th:

Living History Activities at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop, a working 19th century living history farm on the Santa Fe Trail including stagecoach rides, 19th century cookstove demonstrations, historic house tours, and much more!

Special Guests include (the list may grow!):

Kathy Witt- working on a GWTW Legacy YouTube Project

Sally Tippett Rains- showing her documentary “A Making of a Masterpiece”

Carlton Jackson- Hattie McDaniel biographer. Books will be available for purchase.

Jane Withers- speaking on her experiences in early Hollywood as a childhood star, and her lasting friendship with Hattie McDaniel (with Joseph Yakovetic)

Morgan Brittany- star of “Gable and Lombard” (1976) and “Moviola: The Scarlett O’Hara War” (1980)

Patrick Curtis- played Melanie Wilkes’ baby Beau Wilkes in the 1939 movie “Gone with the Wind!”

Saturday Evening:

Get dressed up and head to the ball at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop! Get your picture taken with our stagecoach or in our photo gallery, then taste some local Kansas wine and bid on items in our silent auction.

Appearances by our special guests, representatives from the University of Kansas Cancer Center, and live music and dancing from 19th century band the Gum Springs Serenaders! There will also be a costume contest!

Sunday November 6th:

Living History Activities at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop, a working 19th century living history farm on the Santa Fe Trail including stagecoach rides, 19th century cookstove demonstrations, historic house tours, and much more!

Meet and Greet with some the special guests from the weekend

Take part in a “Twelve Oaks BBQ” on the grounds of the 19th century farm at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop

That evening, enjoy the play “misUnderstanding Mammy” that explores the life of Hattie McDaniel and her experiences in 1930s Hollywood.

To register, follow this link! The first 100 people to register will save $25 on the Hattie McDaniel package!

https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&pli=1&formkey=dDYyWHRNYmlRRFhBcDN1bmNaZFQ4OWc6MQ#gid=0

For hotel bookings at a discounted “Windie” price, head to the Residence Inn-Marriot in Olathe at the following website:

http://cwp.marriott.com/kckro/windiekansas/

You can either click this link and register on-line or fill this out and mail it in with your check.  Here’s the link:
Please fill out form completely to register for event(s) and mail a.
Once registered, please submit total due via check or money order to:
Liz Smith It’s Windie In Kansas 1200 E Kansas City Rd Olathe, KS 66061
Note – If event is cancelled or postponed you will receive a full refund.
Registration package descriptions:
The Hattie McDaniel Package
Opening Reception
Admission to all weekend sessions
Ticket to the period ball
Ticket to the play
– misUnderstanding Mammy
Admission to Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop
Registration packet
The Scarlett & Rhett Package
Opening Reception
Admission to all weekend sessions
Ticket to the play – misUnderstanding Mammy
Admission to Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop
Registration packet
Mini Windie Package
Opening Reception
Admission to all weekend sessions
Admission to Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop
Registration packet
* Required
Which registration package would you like to register for? *

  • The Hattie McDaniel Package – $150.00 (reduced from $175 for first 100 registrants)
  • The Scarlett and Rhett Package – $100.00
  • The Mini Windie – $75.00
  • Ticket to dress ball – $100.00
  • Ticket to play – $25.00
  • Admission to weekend sessions (excluding ball and play) – $50.00
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