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.
Buhl Park becomes a cabaret July 17th as Daphne Alderson brings her songs and chansons to our stage. BYO brie and baguettes for a splendid evening of cabaret music! Lemon Blennd will be served.
Allegheny City Ragtime Orchestra
Extensive research has uncovered the works of George A Reeg Jr., a Deutschtown ragtime-era composer. Tom Roberts has formed a ragtime band of musicians (some from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra!) to perform these works and some classic ragtime and jazz in Buhl Park on July 3. Join us for great music, fun, and Lemon Blennd!
The festivities will include a Bus and Walking Tour of Civil War sites in
and around Allegheny City. First tour begins at 10:00 AM, starting from
The Riverview Presbyterian Church, 3505 Perrysville Avenue. Lunch will
be provided, as well as a program on the Battle of Gettysburg.
The second tour will begin with lunch and program, then tour the sites
from 2:00 until 4:00.
Cost of the event is $40.00. Send check to:
The Allegheny City Society
P.O. Box 100255
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Questions and information: Call Amelia: 412-766-5670.
7:00 June 19th in Buhl Park (Across from the Children's Museum)
Allegheny City Society Summer Music Series Presents
River City Brass Band
Join authors Dan Rooney, Chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers and longtime North Side resident, and Carol Peterson, local historian, to hear about:
Allegheny City: A History of Pittsburgh's North Side
A book signing follows the program, with copies available for purchase.
Wednesday, May 29, 6 pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny Branch
1230 Federal Street, 15212
Seating is limited to 45 people.
To register, please call: 412.237.1890.
The Allegheny City Society Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the
Annual Meeting of the Allegheny City Society will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the historic Cardello Building, 701 North Point Drive.
A buffet dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a business meeting and program immediately following. The 2013 William Rimmel Award will be presented to Dan Handley for his creation of Undaunted: The Forgotten Giants of the Allegheny Observatory. Important announcements for the upcoming business year will be made. Please, come join in the fun and meet fellow Society members and friends who hold dear the memory of former Allegheny City and the present North Side. So many wonderful developments are happening. You will not want to miss it!!
Reservations for the dinner and program may be made by mail, by email and by telephone. The cost of the evening is $25.00 which includes everything--dinner, a great program, free parking, and a great North Side space--the historic Cardello Building.
(With the infrastructure upgrades to the ramps to and from Beaver Avenue, please be aware that your GPS may not get you directly to the Cardello Building! Please watch this space for conscise directions to follow!)
Join us at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church on North Avenue at 7:00PM for a screening of "Allegheny Uprising."
Based on true events from Pennsylvania history: Settlers on the Pennsylvania frontier storm British forts in the years before the American Revolution.
The title "Allegheny Uprising" might lead one to think that this film is a thrilling modern-day adventure about Allegheny's secession from the City of Pittsburgh, but actually this 1939 'Eastern Western' stars John Wayne as Jim Smith, leader of the Conococheague Boys, paired with Claire Trevor as a follow-up to their success in "Stagecoach," released that same year.
Silent film great Thomas Meighan was an Allegheny City native who found stardom in the early days of Hollywood. Join us at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church Tuesday, March 12 for a screening of "Manslaughter." Directed by the great Cecil B. DeMille in 1922, "Manslaughter" stars Thomas Meighan as the DA who must prosecute his own fiance (Leatrice Joy) when she kills a cop. Comparing the loose morals of the Roaring Twenties with the Fall of Rome allows DeMille to create a salacious visual spectacle.
Musical accompaniment will be provided by Allegheny's own TOM ROBERTS at the UU Church Steinway! We'll also have a brief presentation on the life of Thomas Meighan and some selected shorts. (Also featuring Pittsburgher Lois Wilson!)