Mary Gladys Ortego is pictured here standing outside Ville Platte’s Jan Theater in 1950. The theater was one of the ones owned and/or managed by Herbert “Blackie” Guillory. (Photo courtesy of Richard DesHotels)

A life in pictures

In the storied history of Ville Platte’s past, there were four theaters and a drive in within the city’s limits where residents could watch movies of cowboy heroes and heroes on the battlefield.


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