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Always For Pleasure (1978)

Always For Pleasure (1978)

An intense insider’s portrait of New Orleans’ street celebrations and unique cultural gumbo: Second-line parades, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest. Features live music from Professor Longhair, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, the Neville Brothers and more. This glorious, soul-satisfying film is among Blank’s special masterworks.

Photographed, edited, produced & directed by Les Blank Sound by Maureen Gosling
58 minutes. ISBN: 0-933621-00-0.

Home DVD: $29.95*
Universities and University Libraries DVD: $150

* DVD contains an additional 24 minutes of bonus footage of Professor Longhair, the Wild Tchopitoulas with the Neville Brothers, Blue Lu and Danny Barker and Art Ryder’s second line band.

Friday, September 25, 2008
Famed New Orleans Jazz photographer Michael Smith dies.

Mike Smith encouraged me to make Always For Pleasure and helped me access nearly all the subjects visited in this film.