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Belle Brezing event at the Lexington History Museum

April 10, 2010

Tags: Belle Brezing, Belle Watling, Gone With the Wind, Sally Tippett Rains, Lexington, History, Museum KY

The Lexington History Museum is hosting Belle's Birthday Ball, a fundraiser for the Lexington (KY) History Museum, on Thursday, June 17. Windies know that the divine Miss B. was the inspiration for the character, Belle Watling, in Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind.

This bash celebrating Belle's birthday features a taste of Cheapside, local restaurants and silent auction. I will be at the event to sign copies of my book, The Secret of the Belles, along with Sally Tippett Rains, author of The Making Of A Masterpiece, The True Story of Margaret Mitchell's Classic Novel, Gone With the Wind.

The evening's entertainment includes a one-person skit about the life of Belle, a jazz band and getting your picture made with "Belle's Girls," femmes dressed in the time in which Belle Breezing opened her house(s), that being in the 1870 and 1880s. Website: www.lexingtonhistorymuseum.org. The museum also has a Facebook page with event details: http://www.facebook.com/lexhistory.

I hope you'll make plans to come!