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Spring 2002 Newsletter

From Gutenberg to Gone With The Wind:
Treasures from the Ransom Center Public Program

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For those who just cannot get enough of From Gutenberg to Gone With The Wind: Treasures from the Ransom Center, there is good news: this spring, the Ransom Center will collaborate with the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum in hosting a series of exciting public events.

Treasures from Hollywood, a film series that will run one Wednesday evening a month, features A Streetcar Named Desire, Sunset Boulevard, North by Northwest, and Gone With The Wind with introductions by film curator Steve Wilson. Public Affairs officer Sheree Scarborough comments on the release of a previously unpublished Twain manuscript and other gems in "A Murder, A Mystery, and A Marriage: Mark Twain Holdings at the Ransom Center" on February 7. Italian curator Maria Wells will present "Marionette, che passione! The Story of Sicilian Marionettes," a lecture on the subject of the Center's collection of European marionettes taking place on February 9. Austin psychiatrist Shiree Flume illuminates the character of one of the twentieth century's most interesting and distinctive artists March 14 with "The Paintings of Frida Kahlo: Window on the Unconscious." April is brimming with events, beginning with "Norman Bel Geddes: Transporting America into a Bright New Future," which features former Architecture dean Larry Speck speaking on the designer's collection at the Center on April 4. Every Saturday in April the Mike Wallace Film Series: Snapshots from the 1950s will feature two half-hour interviews conducted with personalities of the day. The rescheduled inaugural David Douglas Duncan Endowed Lecture in Photojournalism will take place April 9 with Duncan giving the first talk named in his honor. The final event on April 27 promises to be a crowd pleaser as Carrie Harrell and Jan Havenor from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, both of whom were involved in the project to restore the "Scarlett" costumes from Gone With The Wind, will speak about their experiences constructing the costume replicas.

For each evening event, the doors of the LBJ Library and Museum will open at 6:00 so that visitors may visit the exhibition before the film or lecture. For complete information on the Treasures public program, please refer to the calendar of events and check the Ransom Center Web site for updates and amended schedules.  

Travis Willmann
Public Affairs

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