Good Day Atlanta Viewer Information: February 21, 2022

The auction highlights items belonging to the iconic Atlanta family:

From a charcoal portrait by Norman Rockwell to a vintage platinum and diamond engagement ring, one-of-a-kind items from one of Atlanta’s most iconic families will go on sale this weekend.

Atlanta’s Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery will hold a virtual auction on Saturday, February 26 featuring over 400 lots from the estate of Nell & Robert Woodruff.

Robert Winship Woodruff was a Georgia native who served as president of The Coca-Cola Company from 1923 to 1955 and continued to guide the company until his death in 1985. Woodruff married Nell Kendall Hodgson of Athens in 1912, and both were active in the community throughout their lives; the Woodruff name remains well known in Atlanta thanks to places like the Woodruff Art Center in Midtown and Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

Ahlers & Ogletree employees say the auctioned items came from the couple’s quartet of homes, including their Tuxedo Road estate known as Windcrofte. Auction lots include a portrait of George Washington painted by fellow President Dwight D. Eisenhower (a friend of the Woodruffs) and a portrait of Robert Woodruff by legendary artist Norman Rockwell. Also on sale are Nell Woodruff’s Tiffany art deco jewelry and various Coca-Cola memorabilia.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Saturday’s auction will be entirely virtual and the public can attend for free. Live bidding begins at 10 a.m. For more information on the auction and to view the lots, click here. And hit the video player for our exclusive live auction preview on Good Day Atlanta!

Dr. Neil Winawer joins us to learn more about the COVID-19 pandemic: For more on Dr. Neil Winawer from Emory School of Medicine, visit his Instagram @neilwinwaer

Isha Blakker and Brandon Black will star in Tyler Perry’s upcoming film, “A Madea Homecoming”: “A Madea Homecoming” continues to follow the journey of Perry’s infamous character, Madea, as she prepares to welcome her family who have come to town to celebrate her great-grandson’s college graduation, when some hidden secrets threaten to destroy the family’s happy homecoming. The film is set to release on Netflix on February 25, 2022. Watch the trailer here.

Cooking Segment with Miller Union Pastry Chef Claudia Martinez: Pastry chef Claudia Martinez prepares for James Beard Foundation’s Taste America, Atlanta, Tuesday, February 22. Claudia is pastry chef at Miller Union, one of the top restaurants in the area by James Beard Award winner Steven Satterfield, and her nomination was recently named Atlanta Magazine’s Top Career Move of 2021.

For the event, Claudia bakes a new twist on a Southern classic, pineapple upside-down cake, with a bit of Latin influence from sweet plantains and coconut.

Radio host Mani Millss talks about the latest entertainment news: The hit ’90s sitcom “Martin” will forever be a cultural staple. BET+ has announced that they will be doing a 30-year reunion with the cast on their platform. Mani Millss let us know what to expect and when we can watch.

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