What's on Tap

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Exhibit examines 'Gone with the Wind'

Posted August 27, 2012

items from the film "Gone with the Wind," including Vivien Leigh's 1939 Academy Award for Best Actress, will be on display in an exhibit debuting this week at the North Carolina Museum of History.

"Real to Reel: The Making of Gone with the Wind" charts how the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Margaret Mitchell became the iconic film. 

“Real to Reel takes museum visitors behind the scenes of one of the most famous films in Hollywood history,” Katie Edwards, who helped curate the exhibit, said in a press release. “Through costume sketches, scene storyboards, letters and other items, the exhibit highlights the many tasks and challenges, as well as the controversy, involved in this major production.”

In addition to Leigh's award, there will be more than 120 items including costumes, screen tests, scene props, a script and more. One of the notable costumes on display is Scarlett's dress from the attack on Shantytown scene. 

The Museum of History is the only venue in the Southeast to feature the exhibit. 

"Real to Reel" opens Friday, Aug. 31 and runs through Jan. 13.

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