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TARA FROM "GONE WITH THE WIND" NOW BEING RESTORED FOR PUBLIC DISPLAY

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Published on Sep 27, 2013

SAVING TARA

The façade (or front) of Tara from the movie "Gone with the Wind" has not been seen commercially since it arrived in Atlanta, Georgia in 1959 under a banner saying, "Tara has come home". Although a number of groups have sought to display the iconic relic of the 1939 film, it has never been available for the public to view ... until now.

The many pieces of the movie home to Gerald O'Hara and his family have been lying in storage waiting for the right time to come out of hibernation and make a grand appearance once more. It has survived the ravages of weather and neglect on the back lot of the Selznick (later Desilu) Studios, the dismantling and shipping to Georgia where it has been loaded and reloaded by governmental and private groups seeking to build a permanent home, to its current resting place not far from the kitchen of the lady who sought it, bought it and protected it throughout her life.

Due to a long relationship with the owners and his connection to "Gone with the Wind" thru his internationally known tours, Peter Bonner has come with his film crew, his experts and his willing volunteers to "powder her nose" and put the façade on camera once again.

Peter plans to tell the story of her survival, film her restoration and provide a way for her fans all over the world to come and visit her in time for her 75th birthday in 2014.

Peter Bonner Historical And Hysterical Tours ©™

Peter Bonner is an historian, public speaker and author renowned for his intimate knowledge of all things "Gone With The Wind" and Margaret Mitchell. Peter is also an acknowledged expert on Southern history and the Civil War. Peter's emphasis is always the human side of the story, which can often be as hysterical as it is historical.

Historical And Hysterical Tours ©™ combine Peter Bonner's two great loves - history and entertainment. His tours have brought more than $5-million in tourist spending to the Jonesboro and Atlanta, Georgia region over the last fifteen years. The tour is licensed to the Road To Tara Museum in Jonesboro, Georgia and Peter also conducts tours himself. Thousands of people have experienced Peter's unique programs and tours over the years, delighting people of all ages, from the school children who marvel at the heaviness of the black powder gun to the senior citizens who remember similar stories told to them by their grandparents.

Peter's book "Lost In Yesterday" (http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Yesterday-...) details the real people, places and historic events that influenced Margaret Mitchell's book "Gone With The Wind" and the subsequent Academy Award-winning movie of the same name. "Lost In Yesterday" is the result of many years of propriety research, personal interviews and detective work.

In the process of compiling stories for a book on the Civil War Battle of Jonesboro (Georgia), Peter noticed an unusual number of personal accounts from 1864 that mirrored the tales of the characters in Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With The Wind".

Upon further research, Peter found in a letter dated July 11, 1936, where Margaret stated, "... all the incidences in the book are true." Margaret spent many hours of her childhood "on bony knees, fat, slick taffeta laps, and soft, flowered muslin laps...while they spiritedly re-fought the Civil War."

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 770.477.8864

Web: www.peterbonner.com

E-MAIL: Peter@PeterBonner.com

NEWS AND MEDIA ENQURIES:

Porter Versfelt III
Versfelt Communications Group
Atlanta, Georgia - USA
Tel: +1 678.469.6224
E-mail: vcgtv@yahoo.com

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