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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 – The Sanford Room Hilton Hotel

  • 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.

Michael Westmore: Makeup Man – Kristi Lynn Theater Murray 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.

8:00-10:00 p.m.

Miller Lide: Stars in My Eyes– Marietta Performing 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.

 SATURDAY, JUNE 22:

 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Beauty and the Beaus – Marietta Country Club

  • Four of our favorite people on earth, return for this special anniversary of our favorite movie! We welcome Morgan Brittany (Gable & Lombard, The Scarlett O’Hara War), Patrick Curtis (Baby Beau), Greg Giese (Infant Beau & Bonnie), and Mickey Kuhn (7-year old Beau), 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.

4:00-4:45 pm  

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

  • For those who wish to participate, we will have a photographer on hand to take a group photo of all ladies who wish to dress in their hoop skirts and ball gowns, or guys in their Civil War uniforms or Rhett attire. 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. Everyone who participates. 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 gentlemen who will 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 4:00 p.m. for inclusion in the group photograph.

5:00-6:00 pm  

Ask Me Anything: The World’s Largest Panel Discussion – TBD

  • Our special guests take a seat for a one-hour panel discussion and Q&A from the audience. Have a question you didn’t get to ask during the weekend’s lectures? Here is your chance.

 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.

 

 Weekend Ticket: $250 (a $50 savings)

 Tickets also available for individual activities:

  • John Wiley-Keeper of the Flame - $35
  • Michael Westmore: Makeup Man- $50
  • Miller Lide - Stars in My Eyes - $50
  • Beauty & the Beaus - $50
  • Curtains & Crinoline - $35
  • Picture This! and Celebrity Panel - $30
  • Letter To Larry - $50

Note: No charge for auction or autograph signing with event ticket purchase. Price for attending auction and autograph only: $15 pp

Special guests may implement a charge for photographs, autographs, DVDs, books, or other items furnished by special guests. These charges are not implemented by the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum and no proceeds from the sale of these items, go to the museum.

Items in the museum gift shop are the property of the museum, and all sales benefit the museum.

To purchase tickets for the 80th Anniversary Event, please call: Connie Sutherland at 770-794-5145

PLEASE NOTE: The Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum is not responsible for last-minute cancellations by any special guest booked for this event, or for any venue change, due to unforeseen emergencies. No refunds due to cancellations or changes will be issued. Every effort will be made to substitute a replacement special guest for any cancellation.

Please Note:

 

80th Anniversary Celebration Press Release

MARIETTA, GA – MARCH 2019 – It’s 80 years and counting, since the Academy Award-winning movie, “Gone With the Wind,” premiered, yet the 1939 film classic starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable remains one of the most popular movies of all time. On June 21 to 23, 2019, this milestone will be celebrated with cast members, theater and film stars, authors and lecturers, and even an Oscar winner; plus, a movie wardrobe presentation, live auction of GWTW memorabilia, and surprises galore. The event is hosted by the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum at Historic Brumby Hall in Georgia, which has drawn visitors from all 50 states and more than 80 countries. Visit www.GWTWMarietta.com for information, or on Facebook.

The Stars

From the Westmore dynasty of Hollywood makeup and groundbreaking special effects in almost every movie made in the last century, comes Michael Westmore, son of Monte Westmore who supervised the entirety of makeup and hair for “Gone With the Wind” in 1939. Westmore is an Oscar-winner for his work on the movie “Mask” which co-starred actor Eric Stoltz as the disfigured son of screen-mom “Cher.” You may also know him as mentor on the SyFy series “Face-Off,” which was hosted by daughter Mackenzie.

Another headliner for the event will be Miller Lide, theater actor and long-time friend of actress Vivien Leigh. The two met when he won the role of Pyotr in the Broadway production of Chekhov’s “Ivanov” which also starred Sir John Gielgud. Lide toured the U.S. with Katharine Hepburn in Enid Bagnold’s “A Matter of Gravity” and played two seasons with the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut.

From “Gone With the Wind:” child star Mickey Kuhn (Beau Wilkes), who co-starred in “Red River” with John Wayne, “Juarez” with Bette David, and “A Streetcar Named Desire,” with Vivien Leigh; Patrick Curtis (Baby Beau), who played Buzz on “Leave It To Beaver and wed Raquel Welch; and Greg Giese, who was less than 2 weeks old when he was cast as infant Bonnie Blue Butler and infant Beau in “Gone With the Wind.” Actress Morgan Brittany, who played Vivien Leigh (playing Scarlett) in the TV production of “The Scarlett O’Hara War,” with Tony Curtis, and on the big screen in “Gable and Lombard,” with James Brolin as Rhett, will also make a return visit.

But, wait-there’s more! Traveling to Marietta from Australia, is actress Susie Lindeman, who will reprise her role as Vivien Leigh in “Letter To Larry,” an original play written by Donald Macdonald. The actress has received accolades far and wide, for her portrayal of the tormented Leigh and her passionate relationship with husband Laurence Olivier. Touted by THEATREWORLD as "High-voltage, intimate, radiant. A dramatic, tour-de-force.

Joining the vast lineup is Gone With the Wind collector and co-author of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind: A Bestseller’s Odyssey From Atlanta to Hollywood (with Ellen Brown), and editor of The Scarlett Letters. Wiley’s collection boasts a full library of foreign editions of Margaret Michell’s famous book.

The Events

Friday’s excitement includes “John Wiley: Keeper of the Flame;” “Miller Lide: Stars in My Eyes;” and “Michael Westmore: Makeup Man.” Saturday brings “Beauty and the Beaus“ (stars from Gone With the Wind, Kuhn, Curtis, and Giese, and Brittany from Gable and Lombard;”), “Curtains and Crinoline: The Costumes of GWTW”; “Picture This!” with costumes galore and a chance to be in an ad for the museum; and “Letter To Larry,” a one-woman play starring Lindeman;. On Sunday, the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum will have a live auction followed by an autograph signing with the actors and authors. Itinerary available on website.

A Weekend of ‘Wind’

The Hilton Marietta Hotel and Conference Center is offering a special rate for the June 21-23 weekend. For reservations, click

www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/A/ATLMAHF-GWTW-20140604/index.jhtml.

Tickets for “Eighty Years of Gone With the Wind” are on sale now. Tickets to individual events are available, or a discounted weekend ticket package that includes all events is $250 (a savings of $50). Tickets and information: Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum, 770-794-5145, www.GWTWMarietta.com.

MEDIA NOTE: ALL ACTORS, EXPERTS AND AUTHORS ARE AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS. CONTACT CONNIE SUTHERLAND FOR ARRANGEMENTS.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Connie Sutherland, Director of the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum

CSutherland@mariettaga.gov, 770-794-5145   www.GWTWMarietta.com

ABOUT THE MARIETTA GONE WITH THE WIND MUSEUM │ The Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum houses the privately-owned collection of Dr. Chris Sullivan of Ohio. The collection features artifacts relating to the novel and film, including original scripts and contracts, conceptual artwork, a foreign edition library and the original bengaline honeymoon gown worn by Vivien Leigh in her role as “Scarlett.” Group tours and facility rentals are available by reservation. Special events held annually. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays. facebook/MariettaGoneWiththeWindMuseum

 

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