History buff John Schalcosky created The Odd, Mysterious & Fascinating History of Pittsburgh Facebook page as a way to explore the city’s unusual, mysterious and forgotten past. On November 15th, Schalcosky and the Hollywood Theater will team up to present an evening of rare films depicting some of the people, places, and events that helped shape Pittsburgh.
The Odd, Mysterious and Fascinating Film History of Pittsburgh will include dozens of short documentaries, commercials, newscasts, and more. The selected works include:
- rare footage of the 1936 St. Patrick’s Day Flood
- West View Park
- Kennywood Park in the 1920s
- 1932 Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training
- 21 short films from Westinghouse in 1904
- an episode of WIIC’s 6 0’clock news from 1962
- various commercials and advertisements
- bloopers from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood
The Odd, Mysterious and Fascinating Film History of Pittsburgh will take place at 7 p.m. Tickets cost between $5 and $8, and are available for purchase at Showclix.