Before the advent of television, Fox Movietone News produced sound newsreels that delivered major news and entertainment stories to movie theater audiences throughout the U.S. From 1928 to 1963, its cameras covered some of the biggest events of the twentieth century, from Charles Lindbergh’s historic transatlantic flight to the moon landing. For the first time, a selection of these 35mm gems return to the big screen in Pittsburgh.
On Dec. 14th, Greg Wilsbacher, curator of the Newsfilm Collections at the University of South Carolina – Columbia, visits The Warhol to present Fit to Print: Fox Movietone Newsreels (1928 – 1942). The Fox Movietone News Collection at USC provides one of the most detailed snapshots of American and global culture in the decades before television. It consists of over 2,000 hours of content, much of which are original camera negative outtakes. Fit to Print showcases an hour of these early sound news stories in 35mm black and white sound film format.
Fit To Print begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available for purchase through the museum’s website.