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Clarence John Laughlin (1983)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982

Duration: 00:27:19

Subjects: LAUGHLIN, CLARENCE JOHN | Arts | Photographers | PLANTATIONS | Literature


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Fowler, Ken Producer
  • Breazeale, Kathryn Producer
  • Laughlin, Clarence John Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from January 14, 1983, features an interview with Clarence John Laughlin conducted by Gus Weill. Laughlin is a photographer best known for his surrealist photographs of the American South. He discusses: his childhood in Lake Charles and New Orleans; his book about plantations, “Ghosts Along the Mississippi”; his vast library of comic books and psychic phenomena; and his literary inspirations.