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Pittsburgh Film History: On Set in the Steel City

Pittsburgh Film History: On Set in the Steel City

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by John Tiech
     
 

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Pittsburgh has been part of the film industry since the days of silent film. Yet, it was not until the 1951 classic Angels in the Outfield--set at Forbes Field--that the Steel City had its first major role on the silver screen. Greater Pittsburgh's film and television industry has since produced everything from the beloved children's program Mister Rogers'

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Pittsburgh has been part of the film industry since the days of silent film. Yet, it was not until the 1951 classic Angels in the Outfield--set at Forbes Field--that the Steel City had its first major role on the silver screen. Greater Pittsburgh's film and television industry has since produced everything from the beloved children's program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood to the cult classic Night of the Living Dead. Most recently, Christopher Nolan has chosen to set the conclusion to his Batman trilogy in the city. From the first nickelodeon and "film row" of those early days to the locations and cutting-edge sets of today, local author John Tiech takes a behind-the-scenes tour of Pittsburgh cinema.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609497095
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
07/17/2012
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
543,589
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


John Tiech is a lifelong resident of the Pittsburgh area and an English college instructor. At a very young age, he had a passion for film and television. After a decade of research, he is one of very few individuals with the extensive and accurate knowledge about the history of Pittsburgh cinema. He is friends with many members of the Pittsburgh film community and has even been part of local movie productions such as The Dark Knight Rises and Won't Back Down.

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Pittsburgh Film History: On Set in the Steel City 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Jorg-Bulebosh More than 1 year ago
As a Pittsburgher, this book was very enlightening. I will be watching many of the films with a very different perspective. I learned that this area really does have it all, especially tons of local talent, and Hollywood knows it. Thanks John Tiech for your devotion to the history of our Steel City roots and reminding us that Pittsburgh is so much more..
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Phil_Nardozzi More than 1 year ago
After reading the book, I realized that Pittsburgh has been in the limelight of Hollywood for a long, long time. The pictures, interviews, and the author's noticable search into the film history of the city makes the book a meaningful tribute to Pittsburgh's filmdom.