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Taxidermist Joe Coombs Profile (1984)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Gretna, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-10-05

Duration: 00:04:59

Subjects: Taxidermy | Arts | ARTISTS


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Johnson, Ken Reporter
  • Coombs, Joe Interviewee
  • Coombs, Jackie Interviewee


This segment from the October 5, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s profile of award-winning taxidermist Joe Coombs of Gretna, Louisiana. Coombs discusses his efforts to promote the art of taxidermy, entering competitions, and owning white tail deer in order to study their expressions. Johnson also interviews his wife, Jackie Coombs. Host: Beth Courtney