Hollywood, History Unite at Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (March 2012) – The first-ever museum exhibit of props, costumes and items from the Hollywood blockbuster “Titanic” movie is on display at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., throughout 2012.

It is part of the Titanic Museum Attraction’s year-long commemoration of the centennial of the ship’s fateful maiden voyage in April 1912.

The exhibit runs through December and gives movie fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making of James Cameron’s award-winning drama and its role in the lore and legend of the RMS Titanic.

While the museum’s permanent exhibits focus on the factual history of the Titanic, the movie-related exhibit featuring costumes, props and behind-the-scenes videos and photos, lets the museum explore the role of the disaster in today’s popular culture.

“We feel the movie has earned its own place in film history and will stand forever as a tribute to RMS Titanic, her builders, passengers and crew,” said John Joslyn, owner of the Titanic Museum Attraction and leader of the first private-expedition dive to explore Titanic’s resting place.

The movie is being re-released this spring in 3-D.

Popular items from the movie on display include a $250,000 replica of the heart-shaped diamond and sapphire necklace pursued by characters in the film, the famous full-length pink coat worn by actress Kate Winslet and Leo’s third-class costume during the film’s climactic sinking scenes.

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