February 2, 2023
Pittsburgh Hollywood History: Lena Horne
  Who was Lena Horne? Lena Horne, famously known for her rendition of the song, Stormy Weather, was a Black Hollywood entertainer who spent a significant part […]
December 9, 2022
A Pittsburgh Pilgrim in the Holy Land
This fall, my husband and I along with 26 other Pittsburghers from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish in the North Hills, traveled to the Holy […]
November 11, 2022
Ring in the Holidays with Gingerbread
Gingerbread houses and the holiday season go together like marshmallows and hot chocolate. But did you know that gingerbread cookies started as a fair food during […]
September 13, 2022
A Visit from Washington
In 1753, George Washington was sent from Virginia to the Ohio Valley region on a diplomatic mission to ask the French to leave the area. During […]
September 9, 2022
Pittsburgh’s Famous Literary Visitors
We hear a lot about sports stars and movie stars who visit Pittsburgh, but we don’t talk much about the famous literary figures who have stopped […]
August 1, 2022
Uniontown’s George C. Marshall
George C Marshall Jr is known for many things: he was an American army officer, a statesman, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. He was integral […]
July 12, 2022
Pittsburgh’s Starring Roles
It’s been established that Pittsburgh has played a significant part in Hollywood since the beginning (read about that here). Beyond nickelodeons and film distribution, the city […]
July 11, 2022
The Rise and Fall of the Duquesne Incline
Certainly, there are special buildings and places that are undeniably Pittsburgh, like the Block House, the Cathedral of Learning, or The Carnegie. While many cities have […]
July 1, 2022
Pittsburgh: East Coast Hollywood
Long before Hollywood was written in white across the arid façade of Mount Lee in Los Angeles, America’s on-screen entertainment headquarters was on the East Coast.[1] […]
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