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September 17, 2018

Becoming American: A Selznick is (Almost) Created in Pittsburgh

Today is National Citizenship Day. It’s a commemoration that started in 1940, when Congress authorized a day for the public recognition of everyone who had become a citizen of the United States. The original designation was “I am an American Day.”

September 5, 2018

Immortalizing Forbes Field: MGM Drafts Pittsburgh for Big Film

Ever wish you could see one last baseball game at Pittsburgh’s historic Forbes Field? Well, the 1951 feature film “Angels in the Outfield” offers the next best option.

August 8, 2018

Dr. Alice Bennett and the Johnstown Flood

After the Johnstown flood, Dr. Alice Bennett travelled to Johnstown looking to aid victims of psychic trauma, but she stayed only a few days; while there were many people in a state of shock, what she had predicted—an epidemic of insanity—was not to be found.