“Thank you, Margaret Mitchell!”
6:00-9:30 p.m. $90
An Evening with Daniel Selznick – Murray Arts Center Grand Lobby & Theatre
Enjoy a delicious dinner in the Grand Lobby of the beautiful Murray Arts Center followed by “An Evening with Daniel Selznick” in the comfortable seats of the Christi Lynn Theatre. Mr. Selznick, son of David O. Selznick who gave us Gone With the Wind, is an expert on the making of this legendary film. In fact, he and brother Jeffrey spearheaded the tireless production of the documentary The Making of A Legend released in 1988. In an interview on stage, Mr. Selznick will discuss the documentary, his father and grandfather (Louis B. Mayer), and what life was like growing up surrounded by the movie industry.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18:
9:00-11:30 a.m. N/C
“The Collector” – Council Chambers at Marietta City Hall
If you already own a collection of Gone With the Wind or other memorabilia or you’re thinking of starting one, you do not want to miss this fun and interesting session. Collectors Tim Lee, Kathleen Marcaccio, Faye Sorrow, Karen Stewart, Chris Sullivan, and John Wiley will provide you with valuable insight into the GWTW world of collecting. From plates to original costumes, you’ll hear and see all you need to know to own a collection. Items from some of the collections will be on display. And, of course, you can see Chris Sullivan’s collection at the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum. (I wonder what he considers his favorite piece of memorabilia!)
The 4th Annual Windie Awards – Council Chambers at Marietta City Hall
Immediately following the collector’s corner, our 2014 winner, Chris Sullivan and Tim Lee will present the award to this year’s notable fan of Gone With the Wind.
1:30-4:30 pm $45
“Thank you Margaret Mitchell” – Sanford Room, Hilton Hotel & Conference Center
- John Wiley (Margaret Mitchell’s GWTW: A Bestseller’s Odyssey from Atlanta to Hollywood) John isn’t just a friend to all of us, he’s a fantastic writer. And, who better to talk about Margaret Mitchell and her book! If you’ve read Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind, you know from whence I speak, as John is a wealth of knowledge on the subject and a fantastic speaker.
- Joe Owen (Texans at Gettysburg: Blood and Glory with Hood’s Texas Brigade). Interesting discussion about Margaret Mitchell’s grandfather, Russell Crawford Mitchell and stories from the Civil War as a soldier in the Texas First Infantry Regiment.
- Marianne Walker (tentative) (Margaret Mitchell and John Marsh: The Love Story Behind Gone With the Wind) Marianne Walker talks about her research for her book and the letters and papers of Margaret Mitchell from the Marsh family archives.
- Victoria Wilcox (Southern Son Series, Sailing) Victoria Wilcox last visited our museum in 2014 for the 75th anniversary. It was a good memory for all of us fans of Victoria as she won the Georgia Author of the Year Award that weekend. If you’ve read any of her books you know the award was well-deserved. We’re pleased to have her back this year to talk about Margaret Mitchell. It’s only fitting since they share the same birthday!
7:30-10:00 pm $45
“A Look Behind the Curtain” – Sanford Room, Hilton Hotel & Conference Center
- Dr. Kate Barrett – We are excited to welcome a first-time guest to the museum this year. Dr. Kate Barrett, daughter of Kay Brown, one of America’s most renowned entertainment agents and talent scouts. Kay Brown is also the woman who urged boss David O. Selznick “read the book” and to take up an option on the rights to Gone With the Wind. We are excited to have Dr. Barrett on this great panel.
- Dave Saenz – Grandson of Art Director Lyle Wheeler will talk about his grandfather’s time on the set of GWTW and the Oscar won for his work. Wheeler received 27 Oscar nominations for his brilliant work in art direction. He won for Gone With the Wind and four other major films.
- Daniel Selznick – An assessment of those, who, along with his father, made it all happen. Hear more about their behind-the-scenes roles in making the movie an unparalleled success.
- Peter Bonner – Following the panel discussion, author and Civil War/GWTW historian, Peter Bonner will be on hand to discuss the fate of the actual Tara set used in the film. Never-before-seen sections of Tara will be on display as Peter talks about their importance as well as our role in their fate and future. His book “The Official Guide to the Saving Tara Project” will be available in the museum gift shop. A portion of the proceeds from the book goes to the Saving Tara project.
SUNDAY, JUNE 19:
9:00-9:30 a.m. – Live Auction
The museum will offer an opportunity to bid on Gone With the Wind memorabilia
9:45-10:30 a.m. – The Gone With the Wind Hall of Stars Museum, Marietta City Hall Council Chambers
- Terry Lynn Crane author of Fiddle-dee-dee Recipes will offer a wonderful presentation entitled “The Gone With the Wind Hall of Stars Museum” that you will not want to miss. Afterward, she will join the other authors and celebrities for an autograph signing.
10:45-12:30pm Autograph Signing – Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum
The following guests will sign autographs for tickets holders. Only one trip through the line is
allowed as the guests must leave for the airport on time. 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 and this coupon should be shown to the celebrity or author providing your autograph.
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- All books for author signings may be purchased in the museum gift shop any time during the weekend or on the day of signing.
A full weekend ticket is $180 and includes all activities for the weekend.
Single priced tickets are as follows:
- Dinner/An Evening With Daniel Selznick - $90 pp
- Thank You, Margaret Mitchell - $45 pp
- Behind the Curtain - $45 pp
- 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 set by the celebrity and not by the museum.
- 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. Directions will be provided in the same packet with your tickets and other information.
- The Radisson Hotel (3 miles from museum) is the “windie” host hotel this year. Reserve at Windy Rate or call (770) 420-3533. Ask for GWTW event or windie rate. Rooms are $99 per night and include breakfast for two.
- 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 unforeseen emergencies on the part of any invited guest.