Belle Brezing, Doug Tattershall, Dr. Kim Spillman, Food For Thought, Kentucky Historical Society, KHS, Laurie Genet Preston, Madam Belle, Madam Belle Brezing, Maryjean Walls, Nelson Fields, Sara Elliott
The Kentucky Historical Society presents:
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.
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