Rhett, there was nothing wrong! India hates me so! I can't go Rhett. I couldn't face it!
If you don't show your face tonight you'll never be able to show it in this town as long as you live ... And while that wouldn't bother me, you're not going to ruin Bonnie's chances! ... You're going to that party if only for her sake.
Rhett takes a step toward the clothes closet.
601 CLOSE SHOT - SCARLETT
Reluctantly she gets up and trembling, starts to take off her wrapper.
601 CLOSE SHOT - RHETT AT CLOSET
-searching through the dresses. Rhett takes one of the gowns from the closet.
601 CLOSE SHOT - SCARLET
(throws it at her)
Nothing modest or matronly will do for this occasion.
Ransom Center costumes are not on permanent exhibition because of the delicate nature of these items.
Both Selznick and Victor Fleming wanted Vivien Leigh to show more cleavage in the birthday party scene. The memorandum below would indicate that Myron Selznick knew someone who could help create the illusion.
Please talk to Mr. Fleming,who I discovered to my pleasure feels even more keenly about
The replica of the gown Scarlett wore to Ashley Wilkes' birthday party was made with 16 yards of French silk velvet. It took 191 hours to complete, from November 30, 1986 to January 19, 1987. The original is also housed in the Film Archive at the Harry Ransom Center.
Dress Replication Project Director: Sister Mary Elizabeth Joyce, Incarnate Word College, San Antonio
Texas Designers: Carrie Harrell and Jan Hevenor
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Exhibit design by Steve L. Wilson
Learn how you can save the Green Curtain Dress and other costumes from Gone With The Wind.