‘Camille,’ ‘Katrina’ meet Saturday at Visitors Center

Two of the worst storms to ever strike Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast – indeed, to ever strike the United States – will be the subject of documentaries to be re-shown Saturday at the Biloxi Visitors Center.

The presentations, in the Visitors Center’s second-flood theater, will be free and open to the public.

“A Lady Called Camille,” which features the legendary Civil Defense Director Wade Guide, will be shown the Visitors Center Saturday at 9 and 11 a.m., and at 1 and 4 p.m. to help mark the anniversary of the 1969 hurricane.

For years the city had annually shown the 30-minute documentary to Cable One audiences to mark the the anniversary of the killer storm.

In fact, the “Lady Called Camille” being shown on Saturday features an introduction by Mayor A.J. Holloway that was filmed at the Camille memorial, outside the Church of Redeemer bell tower, days before it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

In addition to the Camille documentary, the city’s award-winning “Katrina & Biloxi,” a 50-minute film about the impact of Katrina, will be shown at its regular time at the Visitors Center, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Camille observance: The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer will host its annual Camille Memorial Service on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 3 p.m. at the Camille memorial. The memorial is at 610 Water Street, off U.S. 90 at Bellman Street. To see photos from the 2009 Camille observance, click here.

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