Marguerite Clark; 1916; photo postcard by Kosmos Art Co.; THNOC, 2009.0117.6

Marguerite Clark; 1916; photo postcard by Kosmos Art Co.; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2009.0117.6

December 2, 2018
4 p.m.
Williams Research Center
410 Chartres Street
Admission is free, and reservations are recommended.
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French pianist Paul Goussot will improvise a live score to go along with the silent film Snow White on December 2.

Starring Marguerite Clark, Snow White was written by and based on Winthrop Ames's play, which was inspired by the Grimm Brothers' 19th-century fairy tale. The story centers on an evil queen and her young stepdaughter, involving familiar elements like the magic mirror, a poisoned apple, the Seven Dwarves, and finally, a handsome prince. An acclaimed actress, Clark was sister-in-law to THNOC founder L. Kemper Williams. 

Goussot, who is traveling to New Orleans for this event, frequently provides accompaniments for silent films at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris and at festivals throughout Europe dedicated to improvisation.

The event is presented as part of THNOC's "Musical Louisiana: America's Cultural Heritage" series, which examines different aspects of the state's contributions to classical music.

Admission is free and reservations are suggested. Visit or call (504) 598-7146 to reserve your seat. Any unclaimed seats will be released five minutes prior to the start of the film on a first-come, first-served basis.

This event is presented in conjunction with Improvisation: New Orleans’ Gift to the Modern World.