Louisiana Anthology Project – EP 160
Today’s episode is a discussion about a project and a podcast called Louisiana Anthology. I’m joined by one of the two men behind it, Bruce Magee. We discuss the anthology and what’s in it, as well as their podcast. If you are interested in going deeper into Louisiana history and written artifacts from letters to books to cooking recipes, you’ll enjoy this episode!
The Historic New Orleans Collection
Support comes from The Historic New Orleans Collection, the city’s premiere history museum, located at five twenty Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter.
Current exhibits include “French Quarter Life: People and Places in the Vieux Carre” For more than 150 years, artists from around the world have worked to capture and share their impressions of New Orleans’s most iconic and historic neighborhood. This exhibition gathers 22 paintings from the museum’s permanent collection. From the bustle of the French Market to the jazzmen of Preservation Hall, these artworks explore the streets, buildings, and people of the French Quarter through time and a variety of techniques. It runs through August 28, 2022.
A 2nd exhibit focuses Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire.
Seventy-five years ago this year, Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire premiered on Broadway.
Backstage at “Streetcar”combines selections from THNOC’s wide-ranging Tennessee Williams holdings—many of them seldom displayed—with loans from several other museums. Visitors can read director Elia Kazan’s stage notes, listen to a rare recording of the original Broadway production, enjoy interpretations of the play in popular culture, and see photographs and ephemera from different productions around the world.
This exhibit continues until Jul 3rd , 2022.
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I have a book! The Beyond Bourbon Street Insider’s Guide to New Orleans officially released on May1st. You can find it online at major retailers like Amazon, Bookshop, Barnes and Noble and more. In New Orleans, Garden District book Shop, Octavia Books, Blue Cypress have it, as well as The OW, a store located at 2850 Magazine. Owned by our partners at The Occasional Wife, the OW has a large supply of books in stock.
Thanks to Bruce for joining me today. Be sure to check out the Louisiana Anthology Project as well as their podcast. Thanks also to our sponsors, and to Joel Sharpton at Pro Podcasting Services for editing our episodes.