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.
181 Hwy 1, Morganza, LA
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

The marker is almost impossible to photograph these days and weathered.

[Mallory Billings, 06/09/2017]

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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