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Red Carpet Vintage Car Parade

November 19, 2009

Tags: Gone With the Wind, vintage cars, The Strand Theatre, Marietta GA, Ann Rutherford, Robert Osborne

We had such a wonderful time during the outstanding "70 Years of Gone With the Wind: A Re-Premiere" event in charming Marietta, GA, on November 13-15. From the actors and authors Q&A to the book signings to the Belles & Beaus Costume Ball - and all culminating in the vintage car parade that brought us to the red carpet at (more…)

Great balls of fire! Two Southern Belles on new Civil War tour

September 29, 2009

Tags: Margaret Mitchell, Roswell GA, Marietta GA, Scarlett O'Hara, Roosevelt

Two of the South’s most famous belles—each of whom are connected to one of the world’s most beloved writers—are being feted this year in a special program. Margaret Mitchell, herself something of a Southern Belle, brought the inimitable Scarlett O’Hara to life in 1936 in Gone With the Wind and, in 1923, recorded a bridesmaid’s memories of the 1853 grand wedding affair of Mittie Bulloch to Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. (They would become the parents of Teddy who would become the 26th president of the United States). This year, both belles are the talk of the town (and wouldn’t Scarlett just love that!) in “Southern Belles to Rebel Yells,” a new downloadable self-guided tour of the Civil War attractions in Roswell and Marietta, two historic burgs in Atlanta’s metro area. (more…)