Courtesy Titanic Museum
Pigeon Forge, Tenn. — An exhibit of actual props, costumes and items from the movie “Titanic” went on display at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge in January.
The exhibit 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. The exhibit is available for viewing through December.
While the museum’s permanent exhibits focus on the factual history of the Titanic, the new movie-related exhibit featuring costumes, props and behind-the-scenes videos and photos, provides the museum an opportunity to 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 film’s successful history as the first billion-dollar blockbuster illustrates how the stories of Titanic are just as compelling today as a century ago.”
Popular items from the movie on display at the Titanic Museum Attraction will include a $250,000 replica of the heart-shaped diamond and sapphire necklace pursued by characters from the film. The famous full-length pink coat worn by actress Kate Winslet during the film’s climactic sinking scenes is also among the many famous costumes on display.
The exhibit is part of the Titanic Museum Attraction’s yearlong commemoration of the centennial of the fateful maiden voyage in April 1912.