July 20, 2022
CONTACT: Connie Sutherland
City of Marietta
The Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum presents a celebrity lineup of actors and speakers – including Kevin John Goff, great grandnephew of Hattie McDaniel who portrayed “Mammy” in “Gone With the Wind” – at its gala weekend, September 3-4, 2022. The event also celebrates the 90th birthday of actor Mickey Kuhn, who played Beau Wilkes, son of Ashley and Melanie - and the last credited actor from the film. “Thanks for the Memories” also includes actress Morgan Brittany, actor/producer Patrick Curtis, artist Joe Yakovetic, Mary Jane Sinclair, collector of Leslie Howard (Ashley) memorabilia – friend of Howard family, and pieces from the actual Tara facade used in the film, Visit www.GWTWMarietta.com for all event details, or call for information 770-794-5145.
Celebration and Conversation
Celebrate forever-young Mickey Kuhn (Beau Wilkes), as his friends and fans roast and toast his longevity and career. Enjoy an interview with Mary Jane Sinclair, author, and owner of a vast collection of Leslie Howard movie memorabilia, and friend to the Howard family. Items will be on display from her collection. Spend an evening with Kevin John Goff, who will discuss his talented ancestors, most notably, great grand aunt Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to win an Academy Award (for her portrayal of “Mammy” in Gone with the Wind). Fan favorite and cast member Patrick Curtis, Baby Beau in Gone with the Wind, and former husband to Raquel Welch, will head up a “Roast and Toast” to the birthday boy, Mickey Kuhn. Joining Patrick is beautiful actress Morgan Brittany (The Scarlett O’Hara Wars), whose presence in Marietta seems to attract more beaus than just Patrick and Mickey, and renowned artist Joseph Yakovetic. All of the celebrities will participate in the ongoing activities throughout the weekend. List of events can be found here.
Rounding out the weekend fun will be a live auction of Gone with the Wind memorabilia, and a final tour of the Chris Sullivan collection with the namesake himself.
A full weekend ticket is $150 and includes all planned activities. Single priced tickets are as follows: Eat, Play, Laugh - $15 per person; A Tribute to Mickey Kuhn Dinner - $65/per person; Leslie Howard with Mary Jane Sinclair - $35/per person; Aunt Hattie: Kevin John Goff - $35/per person. Tickets may be purchased at 770-794-5145. See more details about all these activities at www.GWTWMarietta.com.
Connie Sutherland, Museum Director, 770-794-5145, CSutherland@MariettaGa.gov
Lindsey Wiles, Communications Manager/City, 770-794-5509, LWiles@mariettaga.gov
ABOUT THE MARIETTA GONE WITH THE WIND MUSEUM | Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum at historic Brumby Hall, houses the private collection of Dr. Chris Sullivan of Akron, Ohio. With hundreds of original artifacts relating to the famous book and film, the museum attracts visitors both nationally and abroad. Established in 2003, the museum, a major tourist attraction for the City of Marietta, is best known to fans and out-of-state travelers as a gathering place for Hollywood celebrities and authors. www.facebook.com/pages/Marietta-Gone-With-the-Wind-Museum/183338465150