The original Pittsburgh Sanitary Fair opened June 1, 1864 near Federal and Ohio Streets in Allegheny City. The Pittsburgh Sanitary Fair was a regional fund-raising effort to benefit wounded Union soldiers and their families.
In observance of the 150th anniversary of the original event, we present a program of first-person interpretations of local people relating their experiences with the Civil War and the Fair. Join us at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church at 416 W. North Avenue, beginning at 10:30AM. The event will conclude with a walk to the Soldier's Monument, where a wreath will be placed in remembrance.
Join us at the Company Room at Bistro Catering Co., for a luscious dinner buffet. The William Rimmel Award will be presented to Dan Rooney and Carol Peterson, authors of the highly acclaimed 2013 book: "Allegheny City - A History of Pittsburgh's North Side. All members, their guests and friends are invited to this annual event. Dinner 6:00 PM, Program 7:00 PM.
Tickets: $25 to cover cost of the dinner.
Hope to see you there!
In 1947, the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor went to William Powell for his portrayal of the obstreperous Clarence Day, Sr. in "Life With Father."
Set in the 1890's, the film will give us a sense of what William Powell's boyhood looked like in Allegheny City at that time.
Join us for popcorn and Lemon Blennd (after you've filed your tax returns!) and we'll watch William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor and Zazu Pitts at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 7:00 PM in a screening of "Life With Father."
William Powell and Myrna Loy teamed up to create six movies in The Thin Man series, starring as Nick and Nora Charles--one of cinema's favorite couples. "After The Thin Man" is considered by many critics to be the best of the series.
Join us at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church and sip Lemon Blennd "cocktails" while we help solve another murder mystery with Asta, Nick and Nora!
Our second film in the ACS 2014 Winter Film series: MY MAN GODFREY.
Author and Hollywood historian Robert Matzen has agreed to speak prior to our free screening of "My Man Godfrey." Matzen recently released his newest book, "Fireball," about the crash of Carol Lombard's airplane. Carol Lombard was William Powell's second wife, and made "My Man Godfrey" with him several years after their divorce. William Powell was nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his role of Godfrey in "My Man Godfrey." Join us at 6:30 PM to meet the author and hear a brief presentation prior to the screening. Lemon Blennd, popcorn, book signing, and a classic Hollywood screwball comedy, all for the low, low price of FREE.
From a little frame house on Federal Street and the old Sixth Ward School, to the bright lights of Hollywood -- William Powell spent his boyhood years as a son of Allegheny City!
William Powell appeared in nearly a hundred films, and the Allegheny City Society will show what may be the best four.
Our first feature, screening Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00 PM, The Thin Man.
Join us at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church, 416 W. North Avenue, for a brief presentation on Powell's early life in Allegheny. We'll also talk about his schooling, stage acting career and his stint in silent films.
Chaplin classic shorts "The Rink" and "One A.M." will be screened in the cool confines of the New Hazlett Theater, along with a newly-restored Chaplin short, "The Pawn Shop." Tom Roberts will perform live accompaniment of his own composition. Lemon Blennd will be available.
Pittsburgh's Chaplin Expert, Dan Kamin uncovered the long-lost opening sequence of Chaplin's "The Pawn Shop" in the former Soviet Union! Dan also worked closely with Tom as he composed the new music.
Buhl Park will fill with the wild strumming and stomping of Alba Flamenca, Pittsburgh's own flamenco troupe. A cultural excursion not to be missed! Cold Lemon Blennd will be available.