Donations to restore Scarlett’s dresses from ‘Gone With the Wind’ hit $30,000 targetBy AP
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
UT hits ‘Gone With the Wind’ dress donation target
AUSTIN, Texas — Legions of “Gone With the Wind” fans have together donated tens of thousands of dollars to prove they, frankly, do give a you-know-what.
The University of Texas Harry Ransom Center says it has met its $30,000 fundraising goal to pay for restoring five of Scarlett O’Hara’s gowns from the multiple Oscar-winning Civil War drama.
Ransom Center officials announced Tuesday that contributions came from more than 600 people in 44 states and 13 countries.
The gowns worn by actress Vivien Leigh in the 1939 film include a green curtain dress.
The Ransom Center is planning an exhibit to mark the movie’s 75th anniversary in 2014. Once restored, the dresses may be loaned to other museums.