Marguerite Clark Snow White on the Bayou

Snow White on the Bayou: Marguerite Clark’s Louisiana Legacy

Sat, Sep 23, 2023 - Sat, Sep 23, 2023
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wedell-Williams Aviation & Cypress Sawmill Museum

Celebrated as one of the silver screen’s brightest stars (rivaling Mary Pickford) Marguerite Clark was the primary inspiration for Disney’s Snow White (1937), a role she originated on Broadway in 1912 and reprised onscreen in 1916. Marguerite first came to Louisiana while making Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1918), which was partially shot in New Orleans and it was here that she became close to her future husband Harry Palmerston Williams. 

Leaving stardom behind, Marguerite moved to Williams’ beloved Patterson and was instrumental in supporting his aviation adventures and preserving his legacy with the Wedell-Williams Aviation Museum. Eighty-three years after her death, we will be honoring Marguerite with a discussion with Chandler Taylor about her career and social activities in Louisiana as well as a screening of her most famous role as Snow White. 

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact the museum at 985-399-1268.


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