Pittsburgh Film History: On Set in the Steel City

Pittsburgh Film History: On Set in the Steel City

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Discover the Hollywood of the East

Includes The Dark Knight Rises

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.

Softcover, 164 pages.

Release date: July 2012

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Read CNN's article "Pittsburgh reinvents itself as the new Hollywood."