User Login

Login Access

Search the Collections

25th Anniversary of Steel Magnolias (2015)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-01-09

Duration: 00:07:45

Subjects: Steel magnolias (Motion picture) | Harling, Robert, 1951- | Film Industry


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Dollar, Susan Interviewee
  • Dyess, Dan Interviewee
  • Dickens, Sandra Interviewee
  • Harling, Robert Interviewee


This segment from the January 9, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s story on the 25th anniversary of the film Steel Magnolias, which was shot in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Whinham interviews Natchitoches residents Susan Dollar, Dan Dyess, and Sandra Dickens, who share their memories of the filming of the movie. This story also includes a clip of an interview with the writer of the film, Natchitoches native Robert Harling, who discusses the inspiration for the story. Whinham also tours the Steel Magnolias House Bed and Breakfast, the house where the movie was filmed, with owner Dan Dyess. This story is a part of the “Natchitoches: A Tri-Centennial” series. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford