No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”
— Rhett Butler, “Gone with the Wind”
I can still remember the first – and only – time I saw “Gone with the Wind”. It was 8th grade and our entire day was devoted to seeing this movie. We were excited at the thought of kicking back with our popcorn and juice boxes, not having to do any work at all for that day.
I hated the movie.
Being older, I would like to give it another try. At the time, the film was just so dry and… long. I’m more into history now than I was then – especially Southern history. That being said, when our local museum received the Real to Reel: The Making of Gone with the Wind exhibit, my mom and I couldn’t help but to go. We ended up going on the final free day of the exhibit, which offered a screening of the film (we politely declined). If you end up paying, admission is $5 for ages 18 and up; $2.50 (per person) for groups of 10 or more and for senior citizens ages 60 and up. Free admission for active military and their immediate family; youth ages 17 and under; and Friends of the Museum of the Albemarle members.
The exhibit itself was well worth attending. Just viewing some of the actual costumes from the film was incredible – not to mention seeing the script, the props, the autographs.
Want to check it out? You better hurry. The exhibit ends on December 31st.
Museum of the Albemarle
Open Tuesday through Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
501 S. Water Street
Elizabeth City, N.C.