TIECH--PITTSBURGH FILM HISTORY
Pittsburgh has been part of the film industry since the days of silent film. Yet, it was not until the 1951 classic Angels in the Outfield set at Forbes Field that the Steel City had its first major role on the silver screen. Greater Pittsburgh s film and television industry has since produced everything from the beloved children s program Mister Rogers Neighborhood to the cult classic Night of the Living Dead. Most recently, Christopher Nolan has chosen to set the conclusion to his Batman trilogy in the city. From the first nickelodeon and film row of those early days to the locations and cutting-edge sets of today, local author John Tiech takes a behind-the-scenes tour of Pittsburgh cinema.