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The Kentucky Historical Society presents:


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Please join the Kentucky Historical Society and High Impact Productions for the kick-off of the 2017 Food for Thought speakers’ series at a special time with a special event: the Frankfort premiere of the new documentary on Lexington madam Belle Brezing, the owner of the “most orderly of disorderly houses” and the purported model for Belle Watling in “Gone with the Wind.” The documentary will begin airing on KET this spring.


6 – 7 p.m.: Reception 
Mingle with the people behind the film, including producer/director Doug High
and Belle Brezing experts who appear on camera,
at a reception with light hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks (Cash bar.)

7-8 p.m.: See the film

8 – 8:30: Q&A

Doug High will moderate a Q&A session between the audience and a panel made up of Belle Brezing experts/documentary participants. Scheduled to appear are Maryjean Walls and Doug Tattershall, authors of two definitive biographies on Belle; costume designer and associate producer Nelson Fields; actress Laurie Genet Preston (who plays Belle); Dr. Kim Spillman, curator of UK’s Belle Brezing collection; and Sara Elliott, KHS director of historical resources.

Wrapping up:

A curator-led tour of Belle items on display at the Kentucky Historical Society

March 9 | 6-9 p.m.

Free: KHS Members* | $10 Other Patrons

Reservations required by 5 p.m., March 7

Call 502-564-1792

* Want to know more about KHS membership? Click here or call 502/564-1792.

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Photos from the Kentucky Digital Library