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Oct 01

“Miss Ellen’s Portieres” Competition


What is the “Miss Ellen’s Portieres” Competition? In Margaret Mitchell’s novel, Gone with the Wind, the protagonist Scarlett O’Hara makes a new dress from her mother’s green velvet portieres. Although the term is used incorrectly in the movie. The characters are talking about green velvet window curtains while portieres are so named because they hang …

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