Course Description


If you love Gone with the Wind and historic design, this course is for you! Using photographs from the movie, books, and other sources, we will look at the interiors and furnishings at Tara, Twelve Oaks, and the Atlanta homes of Aunt Pitty Pat and Scarlett and Rhett. Our journey starts with a discussion of how the spaces and décor in each house supported the scenes taking place in them; conveyed the status and/or personalities of the characters; and fit into Director David Selznek’s vision of beauty and accuracy. We also will compare GWTW interiors to fashionable styles of the Antebellum and Early Victorian periods and 1930s ideas about homes in the past. By the end of the class, we will be able to answer the course question, did Gone with the Wind get the interiors right?


Location: Broadmoor United Methodist Church

Instructor: Dr. Bridget May


For more information about this course, contact: OLLI at LSU at 225-578-2500.
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Section Title
Did "Gone with the Wind" Get It Right?
9:15AM to 11:15AM
Jul 09, 2024 to Aug 06, 2024
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OLDGWR02 non-credit $40.00 Click here to get more information
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