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Vivian Alexander Exhibit (2010)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-07-16

Duration: 00:05:54

Subjects: Museum exhibits | Louisiana State Archives | Vivian Alexander | Egg decoration | Arts | ARTISTS


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Yancey, Allegra Nevils Producer
  • Fontenot, Jodie Photographer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Dardenne, Jay Interviewee
  • Cutrer, Todd Interviewee
  • Caldwell, Alexander Interviewee
  • Heflin, Betty Interviewee
  • Labtut, Laura Interviewee


This segment from the July 16, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Allegra Nevils Yancey’s visit to the Vivian Alexander exhibit of Faberge-style Eggs at the Louisiana State Archives in Baton Rouge. During her visit, Yancey interviews: Secretary of State Jay Dardenne; Todd Cutrer, a Louisiana businessman who lent items from his Vivian Alexander collection for the exhibit; Alexander Caldwell, the CEO of Vivian Alexander and creator of the eggs; Betty Heflin, a visitor to the exhibit; and Laura Labatut, a participant in an egg making class at the State Archives. Host Charlie Whinham reports that the headquarters of Vivian Alexander is in Maurice, Louisiana.