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La. Treasures: Hotel Bentley (2017)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-01-27

Duration: 00:02:14

Subjects: Hotel Bentley (Alexandria, La.) | Historic buildings | Louisiana Maneuvers


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Partain, Chad Anthony Interviewee


This “Louisiana Treasures” segment from the January 27, 2017, episode of the series “Art Rocks” focuses on the Bentley Hotel in Alexandria, Louisiana. It includes an interview with Father Chad Anthony Partain, a Louisiana historian, who discusses the history and architecture of the hotel and its role as a meeting place during the Louisiana Maneuvers of 1940-1941. Host: James Fox-Smith