Morganza, Louisiana: Marker: Where Stars Flirted with Local Girls

A vacant lot is all that remains of Melancon's Cafe, where Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Jack Nicholson flirted with local girls in a scene in the 1968 film Easy Rider. The cafe was torn down in 2002, but a granite marker was installed flush with the sidewalk out front on Nov. 18, 2010, calling attention to the historically important site.
Address:
181 Hwy 1, Morganza, LA
Directions:
On the east side on Hwy 1 just south of its intersection with Hwy 10/Campbell St./Fordoche Bayou Rd. Embedded in the sidewalk in front of a vacant lot to the right of the Bethel Baptist Worship Center. Look for the Bethel sign, the flag pole, and the church bell held aloft by white poles.
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Marker: Where Stars Flirted with Local Girls

I grew up in the area and can remember my mom telling me stories about the [Easy Rider] movie filming here. Thanks to Roadside for reminding me of this distant memory.

[Eric McCallum, 10/13/2014]

Former site of Melancon's Cafe.

Marker: Where Stars Flirted with Local Girls

Fun stop on our motorcycle trip. Thanks for the info.

[maren parker, 08/29/2014]

Essential motorcycle road trip flick "Easy Rider" features a scene in Melancon's Cafe where Fonda, Hopper and Nicholson flirt with the local gals. The cafe has since been demolished, but there's a sidewalk plaque for pilgrims.

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