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Margaret Mitchell's 'Gone with the Wind' Tour in Atlanta

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    This Gone With the Wind sightseeing tour begins with a meet and greet with our guide dressed as the book’s author, Margaret Mitchell. Board a luxury coach for a trip around Atlanta to see the book and movie’s landmark locations.
    Gone With the Wind was first published in 1936, the story set in Clayton County, Georgia, and Atlanta during the American Civil War and Reconstruction era. This historic novel was popular with American readers from the moment it was published and quickly became the top American fiction bestseller. To this day, it continues to be the second favorite book of American readers, just behind the Bible with more than 30 million copies printed worldwide.
    Relax while traveling through Atlanta to trace Margaret Mitchell’s time in the city, learning stories about her life and work.  she affectionately nicknamed “the Dump,” for a guided tour of the apartment where she wrote Gone with the Wind. The exhibit “Margaret Mitchell: A Passion for Character” presents her girlhood writings and eventual career as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal. Find out her motives for writing the book, how its popularity affected her life and the philanthropy that characterized her later years. Also, the “Making of a Film Legend: Gone With the Wind” exhibit details the transformation of Gone With the Wind from a best-selling novel to a classic film.
    Then, drive to the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library to examine a special collection of Mitchell’s belongings. See the Remington typewriter she used to write the novel, her first drafts of the book and her Pulitzer Prize. Then, check out the original script of the movie with autographs from the film’s famous cast. Speaking of which, back on the road, drive by the Georgian Terrace Hotel, where Clark Gable and the rest of the movie cast celebrated the premiere of the film in 1939 at the Gone With the Wind Gala.
    Finally, travel to historic Oakland Cemetery where Mitchell was laid to rest in 1949.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    What a delightful tour. Made very special by Margaret Mitchell. A fun way to get your Margaret Mitchell ,Gone With the Wind fix. Charming guide. Great van driver. Really a wonderful way to get "The Dump", Oakland Cemetery, and city sites on a tour. Ms....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Dream18715490975, Owner at Atlanta Movie Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Remember, since you are friends you can call her Peggy ;) thank you for the wonderful review! So happy you had a great time.

    Reviewed 23 June 2019

    This tour is a fascinating look at the creation of the novel Gone with the Wind. Our guide was very knowledgeable and provided a unique perspective on the author, the novel and the movie that has become part of the American story. Nestled in the...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    AtlMovieTours, Owner at Atlanta Movie Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2019

    We do love our Margarets and so happy you did too!

    Reviewed 22 June 2019 via mobile

    Something different but fun.. We travelled on a bus with Margaret Mitchell (aka Peggy) to see her home where she wrote her novel. We very much enjoyed her story telling about her life & it’s influence on her writing of GWTW. Enjoyed the tour so...More

    Thank wendyoconnor1961
    AtlMovieTours, Owner at Atlanta Movie Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2019

    We agree that the tours seem to be over before you realize. Our Peggy's tend to do that to us ;) Glad you had a great time!

    Reviewed 13 April 2019

    I don’t give a damn! First time damn was ever used in a movie, said by Clark Gable. Just go see this, it’s really great.

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank Wel_reisde_kerel
    FilmFunAtl, Owner at Atlanta Movie Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2019

    Thank you so much! This tour is one of our favorite and we don't run it very often so thrilled that you had a great time and thank you so much for taking the time to review!

    Reviewed 21 October 2018

    For my 30th wedding anniversary, my husband took me on a trip to Atlanta. As part of the trip, he and I went on the Margaret Mitchell tour with the most wonderful tour guide who impersonated Margaret Mitchell throughout the tour. This impressed me and...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
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    So sorry we didn't see this until now. Our Margaret Mitchell tour runs on Fridays.
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