Bird Girl as featured in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
We finally saw the Bird Girl as featured in the movie and on the book cover. I’m a little disappointed actually. She has nothing to do with Savannah, or a Savannah artist, or a little girl of some prominence or even Bonaventure. Its just a statue made in 1936 that everyone ignored until it’s picture was taken at the last minute for the book cover. The guy got lucky and photographed a creepy little statue for a murder mystery. I thought the statue would be steeped in history and lore. Absolutely not. It’s just a statue of a girl holding two bowls. It used to be in the cemetery, nowhere near Johnny Mercer or John Williams, but when people went down there to see it, it was yanked out of there. Now it sits in an art gallery where you can’t take pictures of it, this way you’re forced to buy little statues that cost an absolute fortune! They are trying to milk out every dime from tourists. It’s an interesting statue, but after learning the real story behind it, it’s commercialization, and it’s complete lack of a tie in to anything related to the movie or Savannah, I’m sort of put off.
Other Articles of Interest:
- 432 Abercorn, Savannah GA
- Bonaventure Cemetery
- The Most Haunted House in America? Hampton Lillibridge House
- Why does a coveted piece of real estate stand empty and, apparently, abandoned?
- Images of Savannah
- The Conjuring – A Film About Ed and Lorraine Warren
- Bob Cranmer and the Demon of Brownsville Rd
- Savannah Tunnels – Underground Railroad, Yellow Fever, Secret Autopsies or Shanghai Route?
- Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
- Whitechapel Season 4