Hollywood South Is New Orleans’ Second Go At Becoming A Center For Film Industry

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Diamond Film Company hoped to set up shop on Bayou Saint John in the early 20th Century. Photo from: Louisiana Research Collection
 A century before New Orleans was dubbed “Hollywood South,” the Crescent City was poised to become a major center for silent film studios. Producer Eve Abrams spoke with Tulane professor of communications Vicki Mayer about her Summer 2015 article for Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine, “Film Follies,” and about how the movie industry, culture, and the political economy intersect in Louisiana. Read more and listen to Social Entrepreneurship Professor Vicki Mayer at WWNO.