‘Steel Magnolias’ turns 25: 13 things you didn’t know about the true story behind the film


As Shelby Eatenton Latcherie (as played by Julia Roberts) says in the famed movie Steel Magnolias (and the inspiration for the title of my blog), “I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.” Well aren’t we all just so lucky 25 years later to have a lifetime of everything special with this touching screenplay!!??! See if you knew these 13 little facts as told by The Today Show.

(Story courtesy of The Today Show)

Twenty-five years ago, “Steel Magnolias” captivated moviegoers with the heartbreaking, yet laugh-filled story based on how playwright Robert Harling lost his sister, Susan Harling Robinson, in 1985, and how a group of women in a small southern town cope with their tragic loss.

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