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10 Facts About The Swan House in Atlanta, Georgia!


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The Swan House Atlanta Georgia

Skybok recently shot “The Swan House” in Atlanta, Georgia – Wow! What a remarkable testiment to history. The Atlanta Historical Society aquired the house in 1966 and has made the experience for visitors exceptionally interactive, with actors portraying the characters who once lived in this iconic home.

Fun Facts About Swan House

  1. The house is an example of a classic 1928 mansion
  2. It was built at the end of the jazz age
  3. It was built by a noted architect, Philip T. Shutze, who designed Swan House and its gardens, as well as many other important buildings in the city of Atlanta
  4. It lies in Atlanta’s “Buckhead” neighbourhood
  5. It is part of the Atlanta History Centre
  6. It was a filming location for “The Hunger Games”
  7. Its original owners Edward and Emily Inman. The Inmans had accumulated wealth from cotton brokerage and investments on transportation, banking and real estate
  8. The house combines Renaissance revival styles with a Classical approach on the main facade
  9. Edward Inman died in 1931, but Emily collected her family into the house and lived there until 1965. The house and grounds were acquired by the Atlanta Historical Society in 1966. See the Atlanta History Center’s website at: http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/
  10. Many of the furnishings are the Inmans’ original furnishings

The Swan House Atlanta Georgia

The Swan House Atlanta Georgia Stairwell 1928

The Swan House Atlanta Georgia

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A Day at The Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta!


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Margaret Mitchell Museum Atlanta Gone With The Wind Atlanta
The entrance to Margaret Mitchell’s home where she wrote “Gone With The Wind”

Where to Buy Gone With The Wind Products
“Gone With The Wind” products at the gift shop

I recently visited Atlanta, Georgia, where I was attending the International Rotary Convention. I had little to no knowledge of Atlanta, and was pleasantly surprised with some of the amazing tourist spots! One of them being The Margaret Mitchell House + Museum – the original home of the famous author and birthplace of “Gone With The Wind”! FYI: It took her 9 years to write the book, during which time she would seal chapters of her book in envelopes + hide them in secret spots around the home. I highly recommend this fantastic destination if you’re in the city – an entertaining, educational venue where you can learn some valuable historical info, not only about the author’s life, but also about Georgia history + the era in which the film was made. My favorite part was the guided tour through the apartment + the behind-the-scenes info on the audition process with highlights on the making of the famous film (including archival footage of the film premiere + celebrity interviews). Book your weekend getaway today via EXPLORE TRIP (They are currently running a brilliant S U M M E R  S P E C I A L!).

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Margaret Mitchell, Peggy Marsh to her friends, dubbed her apartment, “The Dump.” Surprisingly, it is in this shabby little apartment on the bottom floor that this petite, yet mighty woman wrote a big ‘ol book that sold faster than a duck on a June bug!

It is here that the notorious Peggy Marsh wrote Gone With the Wind. A Pulitzer Prize followed. Fame, fortune, and fans, too.

Gone With The Wind

Margaret Mitchell Quotes

Margaret Mitchell Museum Atlanta Gone With The Wind Atlanta

Margaret Mitchell Museum Atlanta Gone With The Wind Atlanta

Typewriters from the 1940s

Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell House Atlanta

Margaret Mitchell's House in Atlanta

1940 kitchen

1940 kitchen

Singer Sewing Machine

Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind Typewriter

Gone With The Wind Premiere 1940 Loews Grand Theatre

Vivien Leigh Scarlet O'Hara

Margaret Mitchell Oakland Cemetery Grave
Margaret Mitchell’s Grave at Oakland Cemetery
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A Video Showcase of Altstadt Brewery


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Altstadt Brewery Texas

Skybok recently filmed the video profile of a new brewery in Fredericksburg, Texas. Altstadt Brewery also wanted videos on both the history of the German “Purity Laws” also known as the “The Reinheitsgebot” according to which they brew their beer, and an explainer video on the difference between Lager +Kölsch. Altstadt has a growing community on Facebook + Twitter, where the videos have been well-received by patrons. The videos are also up on Skybok’s YouTube Channel here. Skybok did some great shoots of the facility, and took some candid photos of the six packs amidst the iconic wildflowers of the Texan Hill Country. Camera: Canon Rebel T5 + iPhone 7 Plus with Depth Effect.

Altstadt Brewery Texas

Altstadt Brewery Texas

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Navigating This Site + More


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Hey! Just a shout out on how to navigate this site.

If you’re a client, click on the pages along the top for information on the filming process:

+ Hello

+ The Filming Experience

+ Popular Projects

Here is our YouTube Channel if you’d like to subscribe.

If you’re a reader, interesting places to click for posts on projects are:

+ Journal

  1. Points of Interest
  2. Wine Farms
  3. Restaurants
  4. Hotels
  5. Coffee Shops
  6. Bars + Pubs
  7. Corporates
  8. Schools
  9. People
  10. Rotary
  11. Social Outreach
  12. Behind-The-Scenes
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Celebrate Your African Heritage By Giving Back


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Skybok has helped tell the story of some great charities in South Africa.

A great way to salute your African heritage is to give back to outreach organizations in Africa.

Here are a few videos of organizations + projects we have been involved with.

 

Please get in touch with me if you have any questions. Leave a comment below or scoot over to our Facebook page.

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