Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Help

I'm sure y'all have heard about this summer's movie, THE HELP. It's based on the book written by Kathryn Stockett.Well, I'm extra excited about this movie/book because the story takes place in my new hometown of Jackson, Mississippi. Kathryn Stockett is a Jackson native so she mentions a lot of the neighborhoods and local establishments here in town.

I thought it would be fun to give y'all a tour of what Jackson, Mississippi looks like on Saturday afternoon. That way when you read the book or see the film you'll have in mind what it truly looks like.

Mississippi's Capital Building

The Faiview Inn (mentioned in the book)

Driving in Belhaven

Houses in Fondren and Belhaven (two neighborhoods that are mentioned in the book). This is the neighborhood that Ms. Hilly resided.

 This is Fondren. This is the street where they filmed a good portion of the movie. They did a fantastic job stepping back in time. I'll attach a little youtube clip so you can see all of their hard work. Be sure to scroll to the top of my blog and pause the ipod before watching the clip.  

Hope y'all had a fun on my tour of Jackson, Mississippi.


  1. Oh how exciting to see this. I read the book and I really enjoyed it...Christine

  2. Thank you for the fun tour! We have a GNO planned for the opening night ~ can't wait.

    Have a relaxing day ~

  3. We were just in Jackson {Pearl, really} on Friday. Went to Miskelly Furniture to spend some moola!! I love Jackson and shopping at the Renaissance {we were there just last weekend}.

    Can't wait to see this movie! Our book club is going to see it. It was the first book we read.

  4. Thanks for the fun tour. I am so excited that they did film it in Jackson and didn't find somewhere else to do it.

  5. I'm excited about seeing the movie!! Jackson looks really pretty. I just love Southern towns.