2011–The 75th Anniversary of GWTW, the book, based in part on writings from the Mitchell family scrapbook, shown above.
I’m passing this press release from the Road to Tara Museum in Jonesboro, Georgia. Hope some of you can go.
Rhett & Scarlett Reunited…For the Evening
Jonesboro, GA – The Road to Tara Museum and the Clayton County Convention and Visitors Bureau are
excited to bring a series of events over the next 13 months in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of
“Gone With The Wind,” the movie. To kick off the fete, the Road to Tara Museum is hosting “Rhett &
Scarlett Reunited…For the Evening” on November 8, 2013.
Guests will enjoy food, entertainment, photo opportunities with our very own Rhett and Scarlett and take
in the newly expanded Atlanta Campaign and Battle of Jonesboro exhibits. The big unveiling of the night
and the reason for the event is the addition of two new Gone With The Wind themed exhibits. The first
will showcase the four primary character portrait roundels that hung on the Richardson Building across
the street from the Loew’s Grand Theater at the movie’s premiere in 1939. These portraits of Scarlett,
Rhett, Ashley, and Melanie have not been seen in Georgia since the premiere event. The second addition
is an expanded exhibit on Ann Rutherford and her beloved character Carreen O’Hara. One of a kind
signed memorabilia including original oil painting by Joseph Yakovetic, decorative pillow adorned with
Walter Plunkett’s dress design and Gone With The Wind themed colorful miniature truck with signatures
from many Gone With The Wind’s favorite actors will be on display.
November 8th has a special tie in to Gone With The Wind; it’s Margaret Mitchell’s birthday. “We chose to
start our celebration on Margaret Mitchell’s birthday, since she was the one who created these characters
that have held the attention of millions for over 75 years. We are very excited to be able to showcase these
items and expand our Gone With the Wind memorabilia for fans and visitors to enjoy,” explains Danielle
Conroy, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Clayton County Convention and Visitors
Tickets are $25 per person and includes the VIP reception, photo opportunity with Rhett & Scarlett and
commemorative gifts. Advance tickets are required; Call 1-800-662-7829 to reserve tickets. The event
will be on November 8, 2013 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Clayton County Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Clayton County Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official tourism marketing agency for Clayton
County. The CVB advertises and promotes the area to bring business to hotels, attractions, historical sites
and meeting facilities within Clayton County and its neighboring communities.
You can subscribe to this blog on this page. Sally Tippett Rains is the author of The Making of a Masterpiece, The Story of Margaret Mitchell and Gone With The Wind. Check out my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/GWTWbookcom/394926172974