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Gone With the Wardrobe: Save Scarlett O’Hara’s Gowns

Gone With the Wind - Scarlett O'Hara Ball GownGowns worn by Vivien Leigh’s Scarlett O’Hara in are in need of some serious renovation. The Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, is trying to raise $30,000 to restore five iconic gowns from the movie, which fascinated the world and swept the Oscars in 1939.

An exhibit of the gowns is planned in 2014 to mark the 75th anniversary of the famous film, but most of the dresses are not suitable for display.

The gowns in question are some of the most famous and well-loved from the epic motion picture: Scarlett’s green curtain frock, the burgundy ball gown she wore to Melanie’s party, the blue velvet night gown she wore during her fight with Rhett Butler and her wedding dress. The Ransom Center did not acquire the gowns until the 1980s, after they had toured the world.

website to aid in the cause.

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