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80th Anniversary Event Tickets

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Mark your calendars! The 80th anniversary of the Gone with the Wind premiere is coming up! We will be celebrating June 21-23 and will have special guest appearances among the festivities. Tickets are $250 ea. for the entire weekend and $50 ea. for select events. Please call Connie at 770-794-5145 (leave a voicemail if the line is busy). Please see the itinerary below. We can't wait to see all of you there!

 

80 YEARS OF GONE WITH THE WIND

770-794-5145   www.gwtwmarietta.com

FRIDAY, JUNE 21:

1:30-3:30 p.m.

John Wiley – Keeper of the Flame – TBD

  • Gone With the Wind fan since first reading Margaret Mitchell’s novel at age 10, John Wiley, Jr., has assembled one of the world’s largest collections of Mitchell and Gone With the Wind memorabilia, with a special emphasis on editions of the novel from around the world. Co-author of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind: A Bestseller’s Odyssey from Atlanta to Hollywood (2011) and editor of The Scarlett Letters: The Making of the Film Gone With the Wind (2014), John was featured in the PBS “American Masters” documentary Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel. He also publishes The Scarlett Letter, a quarterly newsletter for GWTW fans and collectors.

 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Miller Lide: My Star-Struck Life – Kristi Lynn Theater Murray Arts Center

  • Miller Lide made his Broadway debut with Sir John Gielgud and Vivien Leigh in Chekhov’s Ivanov. Other Broadway appearances include two Peter Ustinov comedies and Ellis Rabb’s highly acclaimed 1975 revival of George S. Kaufman’s The Royal Family. He toured the United States with Katharine Hepburn in Enid Bagnold’s A Matter of Gravity and played two seasons with the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut. Featured roles in regional theater have taken him to the four corners of the United States — from Alaska to Florida, from Maine to California. Miller will share stories of his long friendship with Vivien Leigh, his life in the theater, and the friendships he made along the way with other notable stars.

 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Michael Westmore: Makeup Man – Marietta Performing Arts Center

  • Michael Westmore is a third generation of Hollywood’s Royal Family of Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists. The family’s history of makeup design and wig creation dates back more than 120 years. Grandfather George, who was Winston Churchill’s barber, opened his first Hollywood salon in 1917. Michael’s father, Monte Sr., was the personal makeup artist to Rudolph Valentino and makeup supervisor for Gone With the Wind. Michael has worked with such stars as Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Elizabeth Taylor, and Bette Davis, and has been recognized with more than 100 national and international awards during his 50+ year career. He has an Oscar for the movie “Mask,” and 9 Emmys, but has been nominated for a total of 42. Released in 2017, “Makeup Man” is Michael’s memoires of his years of amazing creations from “Rocky” to “Star Trek.” In 2008, Michael and his family were recognized for their contributions to makeup artistry, with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at Hollywood and Vine.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22:

9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Beauty and the Beaus – TBD

  • Four of our favorite people on earth, return for this special anniversary of our favorite movie on earth! We welcome Morgan Brittany, Patrick Curtis, Greg Giese, and Mickey Kuhn, who invite you to join them for breakfast and a panel discussion. As audience members, you will have the opportunity to ask questions of Morgan, Patrick, Greg, and Mickey. We know that each began his or her life as a child actor – but do we know all there is to know about their lives since? Time to dig deep and find out what we don’t know about our favorite foursome and learn what they’ve been up to since our last meeting!

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Curtains and Crinoline: The Costumes of GWTW – Council Chambers City Hall

  • Gone With the Wind collector Chris Sullivan, artist Joseph Yakovetic, join forces with costumers Joseph Clinton and Mike Goodson in this interesting lecture on the costumes of Gone With the Wind. Through slides, Chris & Joe will tell us how designer and Hollywood Icon Walter Plunkett (the artist behind the well-known fashions worn by “Scarlett” in the film) gave us the most recognized costumes in movie history. Our costumer’s will share varying viewpoints of their interest in recreating historical fashions and the passion that led them to such an incredible vocation. Costumes by our guests will be on display for all to enjoy.

4:00-5:30 pm

Picture This! – Gone With the Wind Museum at Brumby Hall

  • After getting the pros and cons from some of our attendees to this year’s event, most of you were in favor of hoop skirts and Civil War ball gowns playing a part. So, for those who wish to participate, we will have a photographer on hand to take a group photo of all of you in your finery, girls and guys alike. And, here’s the best part. The photo will be used in a future ad in promoting the museum. All appearing in the photograph, will be asked to sign a release form to appear in the ad. Lastly, each of the participants will receive a digital copy of the photo and a link to the publication in which the ad will appear. Afterward, our panel of judges will select 3 ladies and 3 men who will be become our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in a costume contest. Note: You must come dressed in your costume and gather at the front of the museum no later than 4:30 p.m. for inclusion in the group photograph.

 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Letter to Larry - Kristi Lynn Theater Murray Arts Center

  • Letter to Larry, is an original play written by Donald Macdonald, which had its first London reading for a sold-out audience at the Leicester Square Theatre in 2011. That opening was followed with a preview season during the 2012 Jubilee at Jermyn Street Theatre. For Vivien Leigh's centenary year, 2013, the World-premiere production was directed in Paris to great acclaim by Wayne Harrison. Susie Lindeman was invited to perform the role at the National Portrait Gallery and Actors Church, and the Hudson Theatre for special centenary tributes in the West End and Hollywood. We are pleased to announce this special presentation of Letter to Larry for the 80th anniversary of Gone With the Wind. Susie received rave reviews from the critics!

SUNDAY, JUNE 23:

9:00-10:30 a.m.

Live Auction – Museum Knot Garden (weather permitting)

  • The museum will offer Gone With the Wind items for bid during this allotted time. The autograph signing will begin promptly at noon. Should auction items remain, offers may be made on a one-on-one basis with museum staff.

12:00-1:30 pm  

Autograph Signing – Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum

  • Books for Michael Westmore and John Wiley may be purchased in the museum gift shop any time during the weekend or on the day of the autograph signing.

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