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Mardi Gras #94321

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 16, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Kathleen Sullivan

(New Orleans, Louisiana) Mardi Gras featured; films shown. [PEOPLE - praise event.] [Artist George SCHMIDT - thinks locals alone now real carnival.] Secrecy of select social clubs organization Mardi Gras discussed; example cited. [Captain of PROTEUS - notes history of orgs.] [Seamstress Eunice BELFIELD - cites role of carnival in her life.] Racial segregations of orgs. described; several social orders, termed crews, named, examined. [Gay crew PARTICIPANT - explains formation of gay crews, drag show.] [Writer Charles DUFOUR - considers it all tongue-in-cheek.]

Rose, Judd;
Sullivan, Kathleen

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