Saturday, November 24, 2007
Forget Atlanta, Tara's Ghosts Live Here.
That's right -- O'Hardy, not O'Hara, the famed last name of the notorious Scarlett.
The name comes from Bobbie Hardy, one of the biggest fans you'll ever meet. She's collected GWTW related merchandise for decades, and here she can share her fandom with the world.
Bonnie and her husband Randy lived in Houston, but came to Jefferson in the '90s. Here, amongst the beautiful restored Victorian mansions of the historic riverport, the idea for a suitable home for Hardy's collection took root.
One of the most famous artifacts here is a replica of Scarlett's dress made from the green drapes... the Walter Plunkett designed costume may be the most famous in history. Here you can view the details up close... life size and well-preserved.
And what a dream. A large Christmas tree adorned with GWTW ornaments and dolls greets visitors. And an
Facebook page show it's quite clearly open.
I've also added more photos from the trip.