Catch the Belles on Wheels tour of indie romance authors as it stops in seven Southern cities starting May 9.
Windies have been traveling the "Gone With the Wind" trail for years, but for regular fans of Margaret Mitchell's masterpiece, a new, official trail of sites in and around Atlanta makes it easy to discover the story's history and legacy.
And museums and attractions across the South are celebrating! On June 30, it will have been 75 years since Margaret Mitchell wrote the book that's become a favorite of most every Southerner. Tourist attractions related to Mitchell and "Gone With the Wind" have been preparing for this all year, and "windies," as die-hard fans are called, and those who just enjoy the story of Scarlett and Rhett will have no shortage of ways to celebrate during the month of June and beyond. In Atlanta, there's the opportunity to see a "lost manuscript" of the final four chapters of "Gone With the Wind," as well as the premiere of Georgia Public Broadcasting's new documentary about Margaret Mitchell. In Alabama, fans can see what's being called the most complete collection of "Gone With the Wind" books ever assembled. Vivien Leigh's "Best Actress" Oscar is on display in Arkansas, and even Texans can celebrate with a visit to the Scarlett O'Hardy Museum. Frankly, my dears, we don't give a damn how you commemorate the anniversary, but will say there's no better excuse for a road trip this month. ANNIVERSARY EVENTS CALENDAR Atlanta’s Book: The Lost "Gone With the Wind" Manuscript On display June 4-September 5, 2011 Atlanta History