Legendary Locals of Metairie

Carlos Marcello

This website contains excerpts along with some of the 172 photographs in Legendary Locals of Metairie (Arcadia Publishing, 2013) by Catherine Campanella.
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A former Old Metairie resident (577 Woodvine), Carlos Marcello told Times-Picayune reporter Iris Kelso in 1981, “I hadda move out of there. They aristocrats and think they somebody....A lot of times, they puttin' on because they don't have money”. His take on Metairie Country Club which was just a few doors down from his home: “You gotta die before you can get in there”. Marcello is pictured here in 1970 with his attorney G. Wray Gill. (UPI)

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