It’s been almost 78 years since the Academy Award-winning movie, “Gone With the Wind,” premiered, yet the 1939 film classic starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, remains one of the most popular movies of all time. On August 1st to September 1st, 2017, this classic film icon will be honored with an exhibition from “Joseff of Hollywood: Treasures From The Vault,” featuring pieces worn in “Gone With the Wind” as well as other films from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Eugene Joseff was the master jewelry designer in 1930s and 40s Hollywood, at one point designing over 90 percent of all jewelry featured in films. He changed the way we look at jewelry on film, and the Collection has been pristinely preserved and is headed to the auction block on November 17th and 18th at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles. The exhibit will be on display at the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum, Scarlett on the Square in Georgia, which has drawn visitors from all 50 states and more than 80 countries. Pieces worn by many of the actors from the movie who have guested at the museum on numerous occasions, will provide even more luster to the existing Collection during the entire month of August. Included in the lineup is the coral necklace worn by Vivien Leigh (Scarlett) in the memorable barbecue scene at Twelve Oaks, the cigar case donated by Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) for the war effort, along with several watch chains and FOBs worn by the “king of Hollwyood” in the film. The iconic
“bell earrings” worn by actress Ona Munson as “Belle Watling” will also be on display along with dozens of artisanal Joseff designed pieces from other well-known films starring many of the “Gone With the Wind” actors, such as Ann Rutherford, Olivia de Havilland, Ona Munson, Evelyn Keyes, and of course, Vivien Leigh.
The Joseff of Hollywood: Treasures from the Vault Collection, previously on display in Europe, makes its way to Marietta thanks to Julien’s Auctions (Auction House to the Stars) of Los Angeles, CA., before returning to LA for its Auction Event slated for November 17-18, 2017. For details about the auction, or to purchase a catalogue and view pieces from the Collection, go to: