I've recently tried to google Gypsy Lou Webb - to see if she is still alive. Seems likes she is. Would be nearing 102 now. Does anyone have better information?
This is the last i've seen https://www.nola.com/300/2017/09/loujon_press_french_quarter_history_09222017.html
The documentary "Born into This" (2003) and the Taylor Hackford 1973 documentary(black and white) are both excellent audio/visual sources to get you started. Both are on youtube, with the Taylor Hackford documentary uploaded in parts (perhaps 7, not sure).
Thanks! - for such a quick response. Do you have a link about the symposium? Perhaps an itinerary for the event? Would love to find out all about it - and will go! (one more question: percentage of international goers, as i'm fluent in German)