Akron man's collection replacement for Georgia city exhibit

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - The City Council will replace its "Gone With the Wind" exhibit with the collection of an Akron, Ohio, man.
The Shaw-Tumblin collection, owned by Jim Tumblin, posted a
$25,000 operating loss in the second quarter of the current fiscal year.
Tumblin's lease will be terminated March 31, and the collection, in its first year at the museum, will be replaced by that of Dr. Chris Sullivan, City Manager Bill Bruton Jr. said. The council vote was Tuesday.
Bruton said Sullivan's is larger and "much better for the city and the tourists than the current exhibit."
The material includes costumes, props, scripts, artwork and
other items from the 1939 film, including papers signed by author Margaret Mitchell, he said. Bruton said they also include a dress worn by Vivien Leigh in the movie, called the Bengaline gown, which was worn by Scarlett O'Hara on her honeymoon with Rhett Butler in New Orleans.
Sullivan's exhibits have been displayed at Kent State
University, the Walter Greer Gallery at Hilton Head Island, S.C., and Disney World, Bruton said.
The Shaw-Tumblin exhibit had more than 37 original costumes, props, production artwork and Oscars from the film.
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