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Real to Reel: The Making of Gone with the Wind

When: Aug. 31-April 14 2013

Frankly, we think you will give a damn about the making of one of the biggest motion pictures of all time—and the reality behind its story. This new exhibit has pretty much everything a GWTW fan could want, except for an actual rebuilt Tara, including Vivien Leigh's Oscar for portraying Scarlett O'Hara, the typewriter used to write the screenplay, costumes worn by Leigh, Clark Gable, Olivia de Havilland and others, production paintings, including the burning of Atlanta, and much more. There'll be a number of programs throughout the run of this exhibit, including tours by James Tumblin, who supplied memorabilia, a screening of the film and my personal favorite, a lecture by UNC-Charlotte's Karen Cox about how the romanticized "Old South" seen in the film was a wee bit different from what was actually there. (Hint: Everything was not awesome until Yankees decided to poo-poo on slavery.) —Zack Smith

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