The James Tumblin Gone With the Wind Collection

gonewiththewinddressHeritage Auctions Entertainment auction on the 18th April and 19th April includes a treasure trove of memorabilia with a notable collection of Gone With the Wind items from the James Tumblin Collection. There are nearly 100 items from and related to the film including costumes, clothing, furniture and items, props, sketches and scripts.

Highlights include: A Vivien Leigh Period Dress with an estimate of $100,000 – $150,000; A Vivien Leigh Iconic Straw Hat with an estimate of $10,000 – $15,000; and several Vivien Leigh Costume Design Sketches Signed by Walter Plunkett.

Pictured: A Vivien Leigh Period Dress from “Gone With The Wind.” Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1939. Two-piece ensemble; the jacket slate blue-gray ribbed cotton (now faded to light gray), black ‘zig zag’ appliqué and cord adornment on the collar, shoulders, front, and cuffs, nine decorative buttons on front, hidden hook-and-eye front closure, gray silk lining (possibly replaced later); matching full skirt, pleated, same black zig-zag appliqué and cord design on waistband, front, and hem, eight snap back closure with further hidden hooks, inside hem lining replaced later; no labels present on either piece; worn by the actress as “Scarlett O’Hara” in four pivotal scenes: when she’s dictating how the ‘Wilkes & Kennedy’ sign is being placed on the building, when she encounters “Rhett Butler” [Clark Gable] in the “What a woman!” scene, when she gets attacked in Shanty Town, and then when she’s at home as her husband “Frank Kennedy” [Carroll Nye] decides to take some action; purchased by the current owner directly at Western Costume Company in Los Angeles. Estimate: $100,000 – $150,000.

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