Road to Tara Museum

Huntsville, AL: Ellen Ross Publishers, 1993. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Single sheet, printed on both sides. Format is approximately 10.5 inches by 8.5 inches, tri-folded, resulting in six panels--three per side. Color illustration on two of the interior panels. Map and drawing on two of the exterior panels. This brochure is dated as 1993 because of a reference to an exhibit opening in the fall of 1993. The museum relocated in 1997. This has become one of the scarcest of Gone With The Win related items/memorabilia. The museum was housed in The Georgian Terrace. It has, per the brochure, The Rare Books and Manuscript Room, David O. Selznick's Screening Room, Main Gallery, Memorial Gallery, Costume Gallery, The Doll Room, The War Exhibit, and (of course) the Museum Shop. Designated as the Official Home of Gone With the Wind, Clayton County offers a glimpse into Margaret Mitchell's classic novel through the Road to Tara Museum. Just 15 miles south of Atlanta, the Road to Tara Museum combines the real history of the Civil War's Atlanta Campaign and Battle of Jonesboro with Margaret Mitchell's and Hollywood's Gone With the Wind. You can tour original movie props and wardrobe items, foreign edition library, original manuscripts, costume reproductions, extensive photo gallery and complete collectible plate and doll collection. History buffs will learn more about Jonesboro's part in the Civil War and the people involved through artifacts and researched personal accounts. The brochure includes a picture of Del Nichols, an artist at work on a GWTW painting and Susan Bagwell of Cave Spring, Georgia. The museum, which opened in 1993 in a building north of downtown Atlanta, has relocated to Stone Mountain Park, about 15 miles outside the city. Its new home is a century-old house across from the mountain park's own plantation. Patsy Wiggins believes the plantation, itself an homage to the days of "Gone With the Wind," will draw more visitors to her Road to Tara Museum's collection of movie costume copies, photographs and letters. Wiggins' museum is a selection of "Gone With the Wind' items she and three other collectors compiled. She became an expert on the epic tale during her 15-year tenure as an archivist at the Atlanta Historical Society. Her museum's collection includes a reproduction of the typewriter Margaret Mitchell used, and the handwritten manuscript of a previously unknown novella written by Mitchell in 1916. Condition: Good / No DJ present.

Keywords: Georgian Terrace, Gone With the Wind, Patsy Wiggins, Margaret Mitchell, Tara Plantation, Civil War, Scarlett O'Hara, Del Nichols, GWTW, Susan Bagwell, Tourism, Museums, David O. Selznick

[Book #84809]

Price: $27.50

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