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North Carolina Museum of History announces Real to Reel. The Making of Gone with the Wind

North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh presemts Real to Reel. The Making of Gone with the Wind an exhibition opening Friday, Aug. 31. Showcasing authentic memorabilia — costumes, screen tests, scene props, a script, Vivien Leigh’s Academy Award and more — the exhibit will run through Jan. 13, 2013. Admission and weekend parking are free.

The Museum of History is the only venue in the Southeast to feature Real to Reel. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see more than 120 items from the James Tumblin collection. Tumblin, former head of the Universal Studios makeup and hair department, owns the largest private collection of Gone with the Wind memorabilia.

Producer David O. Selznick oversaw the making of Gone with the Wind, with a cast and crew of 4,000, and insisted on approving every detail of production. Real to Reel spotlights the roles of individuals, both on-screen and off-screen, who helped create the film.

Movie buffs will recognize costumes worn by Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Olivia de Havilland, Leslie Howard and others. These costumes include “Scarlett’s” dress from the attack at Shantytown scene; “Bonnie Blue’s” velvet dress from her final scene; and the uniform “Ashley Wilkes” wore when he returned home after the Civil War. Of the 1,500 outfits Walter Plunkett designed for the film, his favorite appears in the exhibit: “Belle Watling’s” burgundy velvet jacket and accompanying fur muff.

The North Carolina Museum of History
5 East Edenton St., Raleigh, N.C

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