Morganza in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Former Site of Melancon's Cafe
1968 filming of the movie Easy Rider
Featuring: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson.
Local stars: Buddy Causey, Jr., Blaze Dawson,
Cynthia Grezaffi, P.J. Guedry, Jr., Ann Hebert,
Mary Kay Hebert, Arnold Hess, Jr., Duffy Lafont,
Rose LeBlanc, Colette Purpera, Susie Ramagos,
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment.
Location. 30° 44.281′ N, 91° 35.61′ W. Marker is in Morganza, Louisiana, in Pointe Coupee Parish. Marker is on State Highway 1 north of East Tircuit Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morganza LA 70759, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Bayou Fordoche (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mississippi River (approx. 5.2 miles away); John Archer Lejeune (approx. 5.9 miles away); Old Hickory (approx. 6 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 6.4 miles away); Randall OakFalse River (approx. 9.6 miles away); Place de la Croix (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morganza.
Also see . . .
1. Hollywood on the Bayou, Easy Rider - 1969. YOUTube showing inside Melancon's Cafe. 1:45 minutes into the video. (Submitted on March 22, 2019, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.)
2. 'Easy Rider': A Statement on Film. Statement date July 15, 1969 also Venutians are from Venus. (Submitted on March 22, 2019, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.)
3. At Last, a Monument for Easy Rider Morganza comes to terms with the movie that made it a countercult. Morganza comes to terms with the movie that made it a countercultural landmark. Picture of Melancon’s Café in Morganza. (Submitted on March 22, 2019, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.)
4. Easy Rider Ending. YOUTUBE shooting of Billy (Dennis Hopper) and Wyatt(Peter Fonda) (Submitted on March 22, 2019, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2018. 3. submitted on March 22, 2019, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.