Fire might have claimed ‘GWTW’ memorabilia
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2012 10:25 pm
By: By The Associated Press
The Messenger 02.13.12
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — A museum official says valuable memorabilia from the classic film “Gone with the Wind” may have been destroyed when a fire heavily damaged the facility near Atlanta where it was stored.
Frenda Turner of the Road to Tara Museum tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/xRNbrG) that she fears much of the collection was lost to flames or water damage.
Turner said items stored there included “highly, highly collectable” Gone With the Wind memorabilia not currently on display at the Jonesboro museum. She said the items included large poster-type boards that were used at the 1939 premier.
Henry County Fire Capt. Sabrina Puckett says firefighters battled the blaze for several hours Thursday night at Hudson Self Storage in Henry County, south of Atlanta. Fire officials said one person was injured in the blaze.