“There’s something for everybody,” museum director Connie Sutherland said.
The celebration kicks off 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Marietta Country Club with “Breakfast with the Stars,” where fans can have brunch with actors, authors and artists.
The brunch is held in honor of the late Robert Warren of Austell, an avid “Wind” fan who died last month.
A “Scarlett Look-Alike” contest will be held afterward, with judging led by actress Morgan Brittany of TV's "Dallas,” who portrayed Vivien Leigh in “Gable and Lombard.”
Other events include a dinner and an interview with Mitchell biographer Anne Edwards.
Sutherland said she’s booked about 100 to attend both the breakfast and dinner events so far.
Saturday begins with a 10 a.m. autograph signing at the museum and an afternoon author’s panel from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Hilton ballroom with authors Edwards, Susan Lindsley, Marianne Walker and John Wiley.
The museum will also premiere Edwards’ memoirs of her interaction with Leigh and the Mitchell family, titled “Scarlett and Me,” Sutherland said.
The celebration concludes with an 8 p.m. Saturday program at Marietta Middle School titled “The Golden Age of Hollywood” with Ann Rutherford, who will be interviewed by Sutherland and Chris Sullivan, owner of the “Wind” collection.
Also celebrating the novel’s anniversary, Georgia Public Broadcasting will air a documentary about Margaret Mitchell on June 30 on GPB at 8 p.m. Many of the scenes were filmed in and around Marietta.
For reservations, contact the museum at (770) 794-5145 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.