In a mere three weeks, Gone With the Wind fans raised more than $30,000 to ensure the restoration and care of five costumes from the 1939 film.
The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, which holds the costumes, intends to restore them in time to display them (and perhaps tour other museums) for the 75th anniversary of the film in 2014.
According to Reuters, more than 600 people from the United States and across the world donated to the restoration fund.
Kudos to the fans of this classic film, who acted with mind-boggling speed to guarantee that a piece of film history would not be … well, gone with the wind!
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