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Bird Girl, Savannah, USA

Strange how a rather whimsical, if a little downcast, sculpture of a young girl carrying a couple of bowls has become a symbol of the dark underbelly of America's Deep South. Such is the power of its depiction in an evocative black and white photo coupled with the title "Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil" inked onto the cover of this best-selling non-fiction novel published in 1994. Sylvia Shaw Judson originally sculpted the work in 1936 to sit in a Massachusetts garden. A fourth statue was bought and named 'Little Wendy' to sit atop a family plot in Bonaventure Cemetery - this is the one we've come to know. Too much graveside traffic meant that the statue had to be moved to Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah for display. Instead, it is Jack Leigh, the book cover's photographer who died in 2004 having fought Warner Bros over copy infringement by the film, who can be found in Bonaventure today.


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The Kehoe House. Stay in the Johnny Mercer Room, the Savannah singer whose ancestor built the home where the death that propels the story of "Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil" took place.
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