Nearly 50 years ago, a plane crash in Paris devastated Atlanta, taking the lives of many of the city’s most ardent supporters of the arts.
June 3 marks the 50th anniversary, and several groups have planned commemorations of those who were lost, and a tribute to the city’s renewed support for the arts.
The Buckhead Heritage Society will host a lecture next month by Ann Uhry Abrams, author of Explosion at Orly: The Disaster that Transformed Atlanta, and Chris Moser, the producer of the 2001 GPB documentary film, The Day Atlanta Stood Still. The event will also include the screening of a film at the Cathedral of St. Philip. The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on May 11.
Buckhead Heritage President, W. Wright Mitchell, said in a release:
“The Orly crash was truly a watershed moment in Atlanta history. While it was