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Joshua Logan

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, New York City, New York

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-07-02

Duration: 00:26:47

Subjects: Dramatists | Logan, Joshua | Arts | Theater | Theatrical producers and directors | Mental Health


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Grigsby-Breazeale, Kathryn Producer
  • Logan, Josh Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from July 2, 1984, features an interview with Joshua Logan conducted by Gus Weill. Logan, a native of Mansfield, is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning director and writer. He discusses: the artistic influences in his childhood home; his time at the Culver Military Academy; his time at Princeton University, including his participation with a theater club called the Triangle Club; his early career on Broadway; his diagnosis and treatment of manic depression; and his work on several Broadway productions, including “Annie Get Your Gun,” “South Pacific,” and “Wisteria Trees.”