From my friend Dale Genius at the Louisiana History Museum. Quoting:
Every year the Louisiana History Museum creates a book or DVD to showcase the rich history of Central Louisiana, and to raise operating funds for the Museum. This year, in 2010, the Museum is proud to offer a 16-minute DVD about the historic Hotel Bentley!
The DVD features a pictorial history of the Bentley Hotel from its beginning in 1908 till now. See the hotel as it looked when it was constructed.
View photographs of the Bentley’s self-contained electric plant, ice plant, print shop, wine cellar, kitchen, ball rooms and all the original decorations. View the splendor of its original interior.
Hear for the first time in over 100 years“The Hotel Bentley March”, a composition by Carlos Greig, which was played at the grand opening.
If you are a historic preservation fan, or just love history, this is the DVD for you. It would also be an ideal gift for friends or family.
100% of the funds collected from the sale of this DVD go to the
Louisiana History Museum operating fund!
How to Order
The cost is $15.00 per DVD if obtained at the Museum (located at 503 Washington Street, upstairs)
You can also order by mail, at a price of $17.00 per DVD (includes postage and handling). To place your order, mail a check or money order in the amount of $17.00 made payable to “Louisiana History Museum” to:
Louisiana History Museum
P. O. Box 12302
Alexandria, LA 71315-2302