The University of Pittsburgh Libraries Hosting FREE Virtual Event Unveiling Their George A. Romero Archival Collection!
An exciting event is coming to get Romero fans...
...The University of Pittsburgh Libraries has announced that on Tuesday, Feb 9 at 7pm EST, they will be unveiling some of the most amazing, revelatory materials in their George A. Romero Archival Collection in a virtual discussion of the scripts, treatments, production documents, photos, videos, and more that will change how we see the legendary filmmaker behind Night of the Living Dead!
Fans will hear about early versions of familiar classics like Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead, scores of unmade projects like War of the Worlds, Before I Wake, Whine of the Faun, and Unholy Fire, collaborations with Stephen King from Creepshow to The Stand and Pet Sematary to The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, unseen photos from behind the scenes of Night of the Living Dead, shooting scripts used on set with Romero’s own handwritten notes and revisions, and much, much more. This will be an opportunity to learn the inner working of George Romero’s creative process and life as a horror filmmaker with Horror Studies Coordinator Ben Rubin and Visiting Researcher Adam Hart.
In 2019, the University of Pittsburgh Libraries acquired the archives of Romero. In processing that massive collection, the library has discovered a trove of scripts, treatments, production documents, photos, videos, and more. This event will be the first glimpse that fans, critics, and scholars will have of this invaluable glimpse into Romero’s incredibly productive creative life.
For a sneak peek at some of the materials in the collection, visit: https://horrorstudies.library.pitt.edu/
Again, this is a FREE event, and one you don't want to miss! Registration for the event is now open here.
By Matt Konopka