Ready for Their Close-Ups

Where New Orleans - - THE GUIDE -

With their cen­turies-old oaks, or­nate ar­chi­tec­ture and pe­riod-per­fect fur­nish­ings, Louisiana’s plan­ta­tions are a Hol­ly­wood lo­ca­tion scout’s dream. Visit

Houmas House, and you’ll see pic­tures of Bette Davis adorn­ing the bed­room she stayed in while shoot­ing 1964’s “Hush… Hush, Sweet Char­lotte,” which also filmed at pic­turesque Oak Al­ley (shown), which you’ll rec­og­nize from its star turns in ev­ery­thing from 1984’s “In­ter­view With the Vam­pire” to Bey­oncé’s 2006 “Déjà Vu” video. “Vam­pire” also shot at

Destrehan, along with “12 Years a Slave.” Scenes from “Slave” were like­wise filmed at St. Joseph, which was the set­ting for 2016’s re­make of “Roots” and 2017’s “Mud­bound.” Other star­ring roles in­clude Ev­er­green (“Django Un­chained”),

Not­toway (“The Mag­nif­i­cent Seven”) and Felic­ity (“The Skele­ton Key”).

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