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Princess Diana exhibit to open in Atlanta January 23

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Princess Diana's wedding dress, with its 25-foot train, will be on display at the Atlanta Civic Center.

Atlanta will be the second and final stop in the United States for an exhibition about Princess Diana, “Diana: A Celebration.”

This is a strong follow up for the Atlanta Civic Center, which housed the blockbuster “America I AM” exhibition last year, and a popular King Tut exhibition before that.

Here’s a look at what visitors can expect to see, courtesy of a story by AJCer Howard Pousner:

Nine galleries will hold more than 150 objects, including Diana’s royal wedding gown, 28 designer dresses, diamond tiaras and the original text of  her brother Earl Spencer’s tribute to his sister at her Westminster Abbey funeral. …

The Royal Wedding gallery features her gown, 25-foot-train, diamond tiara, veil, shoes and parasol. The exhibit also includes portraits of her ancestors, family heirlooms and jewelry, paintings, home movies filmed by her father, news video, photos and letters. Original copies of the musical score and lyrics of the Elton John-Bernie Taupin adaptation of “Candle in the Wind,” including their handwritten notes and signatures, played by John at Diana’s 1997 funeral, also will be displayed.

And here’s a video from the exhibition’s Philly stop:

I’ll share more details and photos as they come available, but I’m wondering: will you go see it? Share in the comments!

Want to go? “Diana: A Celebration” opens Jan. 23 and runs through June 13. $18.50 adults, $15.50 seniors and students 18 and older, $12 ages 6-17, free for children 5 and younger. Atlanta Civic Center, 395 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta. 800-745-3000, www.dianaexhibition.com .

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16 comments Add your comment

Tamie Jones

June 8th, 2010
3:48 pm

I went with a friend to see Princess Diana’s Gowns and Jewerly and we were not dissappointed.It was great!I followed Her ,Her whole life and when she died in that car crash;I cried for two weeks solid.It felt like I had lost my sister or someone very close to me.The whole world lost an Angel that dreadful night.I hope it comes back again. I will go see it every time it comes

Beth

April 8th, 2010
8:56 pm

My husband, daughter, and I went to see the exhibit in Atlanta yesterday. It was definitely worth the price of the ticket. I was, and still am, a huge Diana fan so it was a dream come true for me to be in the same room with her wedding dress and so many of her beautiful outfits. The videos that were scattered throughout the exhibit were great. I found myself crying all over again during the video of her funeral procession and funeral. I will definitely go see it again before it leaves if I can find a friend who wants to go.

Jamie Gumbrecht

March 13th, 2010
10:42 pm

That’s sweet, Gaye! What did you think of the audio tour? I haven’t tried it, but I’ve gotten a few questions about it from readers.

Gaye LaFoe

March 13th, 2010
9:14 pm

My husband took me from Chattanooga yesterday (March 12) for my birthday. I have a hugh collection of her things. I wanted to see her wedding dress in person and never thought I would be able to. So, for 29 years since her wedding I hoped to see it. The exhibit had many things, and did a beautiful tribute and film on her death and funeral. Of course, my husband was not thrilled but after he went through it he was glad he did. We didnt mind paying the money and I got the audio as well. When will we get to see something like this again…THANK YOU ATLANTA..lt was well worth it to me and would be a dream for any Diana follower…..

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