At noon, Christopher Sullivan, a leading expert on Gone With the Wind, will present “Curtains and Crinolines: The Costumes of ‘Gone with the Wind.’” A visual feast of fabrics, facts and figures relating to the costumes worn by Vivien Leigh (“Scarlett O’Hara”), Sullivan discusses how Walter Plunkett came to design each of the costumes, their historical accuracy – and what became of them after the film. This presentation, which will take place at Mama C’s Buttercream & Sprinkles, sold out when Sullivan presented it during the 75th anniversary of the movie.
Several replicas of costumes worn in “Gone With the Wind” will be on display during the event. These include the dress Scarlett wore to the Twelve Oaks Barbeque, her blue portrait dress, prayer dress and Christmas dress. The costumes are part of the permanent collection at the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum, home of one of the world’s foremost collections of Gone With the Wind memorabilia, including scripts, personal correspondence and photographs belonging to various cast members, rare prints and posters, first editions, furniture from the movie and more. The collection is owned by Sullivan.
A Twelve Oaks Barbecue Lunch will be served at one of Bellevue’s most popular and charming eateries, Avenue Brew, at 1:30 p.m. A spring fashion and accessories show hosted by Le Sorelle, an upscale resale shop specializing in women’s apparel and fashion accessories, and Gents, a quality men’s consignment shop, will take place during lunch. Dessert will be a selection of chocolates and confections provided by Witt’s End Candy Emporium.
Fiddle dee dee fun
Following lunch, Terry Lynn Crane will present her program, “A Taste of Gone with the Wind,” at 2:30 p.m. at the candy shop. Crane will share memories of her life with Fred Crane, who portrayed one of the Tarleton Twins in the movie, and discuss and autograph her new book, Fiddle Dee Dee Recipes: A Taste of “Gone With the Wind.”
This collectible cookbook features a variety of recipes from the mid- to late-1800s, as well as ones Terry and Fred Crane served their guests at Tarleton Oaks, a bed and breakfast the couple previously owned in Georgia. The book also contains movie stills, trivia and tidbits about “Gone With the Wind” cast members, behind-the-scenes stories, scenes that were cut from the movie, rare autographs and Terry Crane’s original artwork.
Great balls of fire: giveaways!
Adding fun to the event are several local merchants who are giving away door prizes from their shops. These include Circle of Hope Artisans boutique, Gents, Le Sorelle and Witt’s End Candy Emporium. Also, a door prize will be provided by the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum. Everyone attending the full program will receive a goody bag filled with old-fashioned candy treats and coupons from more than two dozen Bellevue merchants.
A $55 per person ticket, which includes all of the above plus one autographed copy of Fiddle Dee Dee Recipes: A Taste of “Gone With the Wind,” is also available.
For those who wish to attend ONLY the “Curtains and Crinolines” presentation or “A Taste of Gone with the Wind,” tickets are $7.50 each.
To purchase tickets:
Make check payable and mail to Witt’s End Candy Emporium, 305 Fairfield Avenue, Bellevue, KY 41073. Information: 859-261-9488, KathyWitt24@gmail.com