When Elvis Presley, who rides a motorcycle in current film, 'Roustabout', learned co-star Barbara Stanwyck could ride a motorcycle, Elvis promptly hoisted the four-time Academy Award nominee aboard a motorcycle built for two and they were off in a cloud of dust to the amazement of everybody March 20, 1964, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Elvis and Miss Stanwyck are shown in a cow pasture where the film company was on location.
Gone with the Wind: The Inspiration for Twelve Oaks
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Gone with the Wind, Nikki at The Scarlett Rose Garden is hosting a “ball” for fans of the movie. As a fan of GWTW myself, I wanted to play along, so I thought it would be fun to show you this 1833 Greek Revival in Covington, Georgia, which was the original model for Twelve Oaks. real-12-oaks-ext
"Whitehall" in Covington GA built in the 1830's. Before "Gone With The Wind" was filmed, Margaret Mitchell sent a photo of Whitehall to set designers in Hollywood & said, "I want this for Ashley's home", referring to Twelve Oaks.