Located in the heart of Midtown, the Margaret Mitchell House, birthplace of Gone With The Wind, is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites and boasts parlor rooms, covered porches and two lawns. Commercial Row, a historic retail building, is a large space featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and an open loft feel with exposed ceiling beams. These versatile spaces are ideal for wedding ceremonies and receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers or any other special occasion.
Enjoy the whole Gone With the Wind experience and invite your guests to explore exhibitions as well as Margaret Mitchell's Crescent Avenue apartment, which she affectionately nicknamed "The Dump." The apartment and adjoining Margaret Mitchell: A Passion for Character exhibit focuses on her motives for writing the novel and the lifestyle of the author and her husband, John Marsh, in 1920s Atlanta. It presents the aspiring writer through her girlhood writings, Mitchell's career as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal newspaper, how the popularity of the book affected her life and the philanthropy that characterized her later years.
Across the lower lawn in the movie exhibit we have The Making of a Film Legend: Gone With the Wind exhibition details the transformation of Gone With the Wind from a best-selling novel to a film classic and features the movie's original doorway to Tara.
On the second floor of the house you can see Stars Fall on Atlanta: The Premiere of Gone With the Wind, which highlights events and people in Atlanta surrounding the world premiere in December 1939. The display shows Atlanta's excitement over the arrival of the movie stars and the debut of the motion picture at Loew's Grand Theatre.
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