Marietta GWTW June 6-8 event schedule announced
The Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum, Scarlett on the Square has just announced their program. The event, celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the premiere of Gone With the Wind will be held June 6-8. Here is the information sent by Connie Sutherland of the Marietta Museum. If you have questions contact her at the museum.
75 YEARS OF GONE WITH THE WIND
FRIDAY, JUNE 6:
11:00-1:30 p.m. $25 (with weekend ticket) $35 (single ticket)
The Wind Has Left – Christie Lynn Theatre/Murray Arts Center
- Live, on stage! Director Connie Sutherland and Producer Chris Sullivan present their version of Gone With the Wind starring Morgan Brittany, Greg Giese, Mickey Kuhn, Patrick Curtis and a host of non-actors (they’re mostly authors). What better way to kick off an event than with the sound of laughter? And, after Rhett no longer gives a damn and Scarlett finds some way to get him back, Morgan, Greg, Patrick and Mickey will come back on stage for an audience Q&A.
3:00-4:30 p.m. $7 pp (with weekend ticket) $10 (single ticket)
Wilbur Kurtz Exhibit – Marietta Cobb Museum of Art
Special guided tour of the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art’s exclusive exhibit of paintings by Wilbur G. Kurtz, Sr. on loan from the Southern Museum, Kennesaw Battlefield, The Coca Cola Permanent Collection, Knoke Fine Arts, Russ Clayton Collection, and Millenium Gate Museum. Pieces from Wilbur Kurtz, III and several prominent families in the Atlanta area will also be on display. The exhibition entitled “Wilbur G. Kurtz: Inspired by Southern History” opens April 12th and runs through July 3rd. Your expert guides will be author David O’Connell and collector Russ Clayton.
7:00-10:30 p.m. $75 pp (with weekend ticket) $85 (single ticket)
Gone With the Wind Costume Bazaar Ball and Dinner – Murray Arts Center Grand Lobby
- Dinner 7:00 p.m.
- Third Annual Robert Warren Windie Awards Presentation
- Dancing to Civil War Music (and maybe some tunes a bit more current)
- Ladies and gentlemen will bid for a dance with the celebrities
- Prize for best Rhett & Scarlett waltz
- Scarlett’s “Bazaar Booth” will be available for souvenir photos throughout the evening
- Tentative special guest appearance
SATURDAY, JUNE 7:
10:30-12:00 p.m. $30 (with weekend ticket) $35 (single ticket)
Curtains and Crinolines: The Costumes of GWTW – Strand Theatre 4th Floor
Costume archivist Cara Varnell and Gone With the Wind collector Chris Sullivan join forces in this interesting lecture on the costumes of Gone With the Wind. Designer and Hollywood Icon Walter Plunkett was the artistry behind the well-known fashions worn by “Scarlett” in the film. Thanks to Plunkett (and Carol Burnett) the green drapery dress is one of the most recognized costumes from the movie. Cara’s knowledge of preservation in the world of fashion took her to the University of Texas to work on the Gone With the Wind costumes at the Harry Ransom Center. Chris will share his lecture at the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center in Pennsburg, PA to talk about how Walter Plunkett used designs from actual 19th century fashion magazines for his work on “Scarlett’s” outfits in Gone With the Wind.
2:00-4:00 p.m. $28 (with weekend ticket) $35 (single ticket)
“Vivien” – Theatre in the Square (Home of the Marietta Players)
- If you haven’t seen this one-woman play starring Judith Chapman (The Young & the Restless) you have missed something truly special. She brings Vivien Leigh to life in her passionate portrayal of the mentally troubled actress whose turn as “Scarlett” in Gone With the Wind is still unsurpassed in the world of motion pictures. The dark years of Leigh’s life and the struggles she endured are met with tenderness and sorrow as her story comes full circle in this amazing portrayal by Ms. Chapman. A meet and greet with Ms. Chapman will follow the 90-minute production. (Note: Theater seats 220 only so do not wait on this one!)
5:30-7:30 pm $35 (with weekend ticket) $40 (single ticket)
Artist Joseph Yakovetic, Sally Rains, two “Beaus” Greg Giese and Mickey Kuhn, and GWTW collector Dr. Christopher Sullivan will all be a the June event in Marietta. This picture was from 2012 Cherry Blossom Festival in Marshfield, Mo.
Author’s Forum – Council Chambers/Marietta City Hall Building
- Kendra Bean – Vivien: An Intimate Portrait
- Phillip Done – The Charms of Miss O’Hara: Tales From Gone With the Wind & the Golden Age of Hollywood (Biography of Ann Rutherford)
- Anne Edwards – Re-release: Road to Tara; Scarlett and Me; Vivien A Biography
- Susan Lindsley – The Bottom Rail; Margaret Mitchell: A Scarlett or a Melanie; Susan Myrick of Gone With the Wind: An Autobiographical Biography
- David O’Connell – The Art and Life of Atlanta Artist Wilbur G. Kurtz: Inspired by Southern History
- Sally Tippett Rains – The Making of a Masterpiece: The True Story Behind Gone With the Wind
- Doug Tattershall – Belle Brezing: American Magdalene
- Marianne Walker – Margaret Mitchell and John Marsh: The Love Story Behind Gone With the Wind; The Graves County Boys
- Victoria Wilcox – Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday – Inheritance Book 1; Gone West Book 2
- John Wiley – Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind: A Bestseller’s Odyssey From Atlanta to Hollywood (with Ellen Brown) New book release: October 2014
- Kathryn Witt – Re-release: The Secret of the Belles 75th Anniversary Edition (new content, photographs, cover art by Joseph Yakovetic); Atlanta: A Photographic Portrait
SUNDAY, JUNE 8:
10:00-11:00 a.m. No Charge
Live Auction – Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum
- The museum will offer an opportunity to bid on some really great Gone With the Wind memorabilia. Silent auction items will also be available.
11:15 am-1:00 pm (No charge with weekend ticket) $10 (single ticket)
Autograph Signing – Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum
- All books for author signings may be purchased in the museum gift shop any time during the weekend or on the day of signing.
- Prints by artist Joe Yakovetic may be purchased in the gift shop. A coupon ticket will be needed in order to receive an autograph by the artist.
- As in the past, a volunteer will be assigned to each celebrity for the sale of their photographs, autographs, DVD’s, CD’s, prints, or other items. Each volunteer will provide a coupon ticket to anyone who purchases an item or autograph. The celebrity will not autograph any item brought with you if you have not paid for and received a coupon ticket ahead of time.
Discounted Weekend Ticket Price: $200
- Individual ticket prices listed above (Total: $250)
- Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 21st.
- Due to confirmations not yet received by other invited special guests, times and dates for event activities are subject to change.
- Venues are also subject to change prior to event if guests are added.
- Additional costs may be imposed for special guest appearances added to this itinerary. Ticket prices appearing on this itinerary are only for activities shown.
- The museum does not receive any portion of celebrity imposed fees for items furnished by celebrity and sold at autograph signing. Fees for these items are not set by the museum.
- Maps to event venues will be included with your ticket packet.
- Reservations at the Hilton Marietta Hotel and Conference Center may be made by calling 770-427-2500 or by accessing the link below. With either method, please use the group code: GWTW
- Because everything cannot be held at the museum, the Hilton or the Strand Theatre, transportation will be needed to reach other venues. If you do not have a vehicle please talk with those who do and ask to carpool. Again, maps will be provided in the same packet with your tickets and other information.
- The museum is not responsible for cancellations by any celebrity, author or other advertised special guest. No refunds will be provided in the event of cancellations due to emergencies by any invited guest.
Sally Tippett Rains is the author of The Making of a Masterpiece the True Story of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind, and producer of a documentary by the same name. She is also content manager for StLSportsPage.com. Be sure to “like” her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/GWTWbookcom/394926172974