Thursday, June 9th, 2011
Join us for a glamorous and exciting evening celebrating the 50th anniversary of Georgia Public Broadcasting and featuring a sneak peek of the new GPB original documentary, Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel, profiling the life of the late author. The benefit will be held at The Georgian Terrace Hotel, the site of the gala dinner following the premiere of Gone With the Wind in Atlanta in 1939. The 1939 dinner menu will be re-interpreted by Livingston’s executive Chef, Zeb Stevenson.
The evening begins at 7pm and will feature a Margaret Mitchell retrospective of photos, letters, and personal items; The Atlanta Ballet’s Nadia Mara and Heath Gill will perform the infamous Apache Dance which cost Mitchell her membership in the Junior League; a video presentation of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra fanfare, composed by Jennifer Higdon, will be played in celebration of GPB’s 50th Anniversary; Mitchell’s favorite gospel hymns will be sung by a local Baptist choir; and of course, we will show clips of the documentary. The evening will be peppered with dramatic readings from the works of Margaret Mitchell and capped off by dancing to the music of the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s.
Individual tickets $250 per person
Black tie optional