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Mardi Gras Masks Maker Lou Trahan (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Mermentau, Acadia Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-01-09

Duration: 00:04:31

Subjects: MARDI GRAS | Masks | COSTUMES


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Laudun, John Producer
  • Bush, Charles Photographer
  • Trahan, Lou Interviewee


This segment from the January 9, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features John Laudun’s interview with Lou Trahan, a Mardi Gras mask maker from Mermentau, Louisiana. Trahan discusses the rural and Cajun Mardi Gras celebrations in her area and her method for constructing the Mardi Gras masks. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford