To mark the 75th anniversary of Gone With The Wind, the University of Texas has mounted an exhibition as epic as the film itself.
The Making of Gone With The Wind is open through January 4, 2015 at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas. With more than 300 items, many never before seen, it's the largest, most important collection of GWTW artifacts ever assembled.
But one of those 300 items is so iconic it stands above the rest: the legendary green velvet "Curtain Dress", recently restored for public viewing.
As a symbol of Scarlett's determination to survive, it's as powerful as ever. As a spectacular creation by legendary Hollywood costumer Walter Plunkett, it's as striking as ever. As shown by the following little-known facts about the Curtain Dress, it's as interesting as ever.