Diane Kalas, Inspirational Historical Romance Author

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV)

Saturday, August 23, 2014


For those who love the movie Gone With The Wind, the upcoming event in Austin, Texas is a must see. I plan to attend and can't wait to view the green velvet curtain gown worn by Katie Scarlett O'Hara Hamilton Kennedy before she became Mrs. Rhett Butler after the Civil War. Check out the information below for further details.
The Harry Ransom Center, a world-renowned humanities research library and museum at the University of Texas at Austin, houses extensive collections of literature, film, art, photography, and the performing arts.
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at University of Texas at Austin, TX
300 W. 21st Street
Austin, TX  78712
The Ransom Center announced the 11th Flair Symposium Cultural Life During Wartime 1861-1865 to take place September 18-20, in conjunction with the Ransom Center's upcoming fall exhibition, The Making of Gone with the Wind, which opens September 9, 2014. 

The Making of Gone With The Wind 
September 9, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Turner Classic Movies to be premier sponsor for upcoming

Go behind the scenes of one of the classic films of Hollywood's Golden Age. Featuring more than 300 rarely seen and some never-before-exhibited materials, the exhibition is drawn entirely from the Ransom Center's collections and includes on-set photographs, storyboards, correspondence and fan mail, production records, makeup stills, concept art, costume sketches, audition footage, and producer David O. Selznick's memos. The green curtain dress and other gowns worn by Vivien Leigh are displayed together for the first time in more than 25 years.

After all, tomorrow is another day.



Kathleen L. Maher said...

wow, what an event! Thanks for giving me the heads up, Diane.

Linda Marie Finn said...

Wouldn't that be awesome to see ah Kathleen L. Maher ! This sounds like such a wonderful gala event to behold.
Linda Marie Finn
Faithful Acres Books & More

Martha W. Rogers said...

This is my all time favorite movie.I'll be watching for these on the dates listed. I was three years old when the movie came out and my mother took me to a theater to see it. I spent more time on the floor crawling around and asleep in my seat than I did watching it. However, when I was 16, my friend's dad dropped us off at a theater at 9 AM one morning for the first showing. We sat through them all with 15 intermissions between showings. My dad came later that evening around 7 PM and picked us up. We had packed a lunch to take with us and that was in the days before restrictions in movie houses and all their concessions.