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Help with Pictures of chandlier from Gone With The Wind


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> {quote:title=DiamondX5 wrote:}{quote}If anyone could please help me i beleave i have the chandlier from the movie but i am having a hard time locating any full pictures of this historic pieace. If anyine can help please let me know.

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> Denise Lionetti

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Which chandelier are you referring to? As I understand it there were more than just one used in the sets.

 

This article states that a chandelier from the movie is in a "castle" in Peoria, Illinois (owners bought it at auction with losing bidder being Debbie Reynolds)

http://www.dupontcastle.com/castles/il_unk6.htm

 

h4. "The castlehome sits accross the street and kaddy-corner like from the Peoria Country Club. One fun point of interest you may add, back in the mid 70's MGM picture studio had an auction of props. Bidding for the crystal chandelier from the Atlanta House in Gone With The Wind came up for auction. The Hasse's went specifically for that item after they bought the house. Several people were bidding on it and the bidding went down to them and Debbie Reynolds. Of course I will not say what they paid for it, but it is hanging in the large circular entryway in the home still today."

It appears to me from viewing stills from the movie that there were many chandeliers used.

 

Here's a Corbis image that shows two chandeliers in a staircase set for the film:

 

Corbis-JS10116.jpg?size=67&uid=4e16e0f3-

 

http://www.corbisimages.com/stock-photo/rights-managed/JS10116/staircase-set-from-gone-with-the-wind

 

Another still from the film showing a chandelier from above from a different angle:

12oaks-comingdownstairs.jpg

 

More chandeliers on another set from the film:

 

12oaks-hall-ashley.jpg

 

You can just see the bottom of the chandelier here in another set for the movie:

 

atlanta-staircase2.jpg

 

It's actually pretty fascinating to see what happened to "Tara" and how the film was made.

All the sets were built and the filming was done in California, except for some background shots.

"Tara" was actually just a facade built for the film on the "Back 40" of the Selznick Studios property in Culver City. "Tara" didn't have any rooms inside and the interior shots were filmed on sound stages. Basically the same with the other mansions featured in the film.

 

Interesting articles with photos here and at other links:

http://www.retroweb.com/40acres_tour_pt4.html

 

http://tomitronics.com/old_buildings/tara/index.html

 

http://hookedonhouses.net/2009/03/22/gone-with-the-wind-tara-twelve-oaks-aunt-pittypats-house/

 

You may want to contact the Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech to find out more about how they got their hands on the Mitchell donated chandelier from "Gone With The Wind":

http://www.academy.gatech.edu/contact/Pages/default.aspx

 

Photo of Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech "Gone With the Wind" chandelier donated by Margaret Mitchell:

 

Detail_Rotunda2.jpg

 

Good luck!!

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