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13 Apr
Oh the Horror! Movie Posters Starring in the George A. Romero Archival Collection
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Exhibits

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Arts & Culture

Website

https://romero.library.pitt.edu/

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University Library System
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Oh the Horror! Movie Posters Starring in the George A. Romero Archival Collection

George Andrew Romero (February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017) was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer, and editor. He was born in the Bronx and eventually came to Pittsburgh in the late 1950s where he attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) and studied graphic arts.

Romero began his career making commercials and shorts including some sequences for Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Then in 1967 he and some friends shot Night of the Living Dead on a shoestring budget of around $100,000. Released in 1968, it became a cult classic and revolutionized independent film and the zombie genre. He followed Night up with numerous other movies including two more zombie films, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead; a vampire film, Martin; and collaborations with Stephen King on Creepshow and The Dark Half. In the early 2000s, Romero moved to Toronto where he made another trilogy of Dead movies. Today his name is synonymous with both the horror and zombie genres. 

Pittsburgh served as the setting for the majority of Romero’s films and the city became an integral part of his storytelling.  In May of 2019, the University Library System was excited to announce the acquisition the George A. Romero Archival Collection.  This exhibit highlights some of the movie posters contained in the collection. This exhibit is free and open to the public during Hillman Library hours. 

Monday, April 13 at 12:00 a.m.

Hillman Library, Ground Floor Main Hall
3960 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Oh the Horror! Movie Posters Starring in the George A. Romero Archival Collection

George Andrew Romero (February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017) was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer, and editor. He was born in the Bronx and eventually came to Pittsburgh in the late 1950s where he attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) and studied graphic arts.

Romero began his career making commercials and shorts including some sequences for Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Then in 1967 he and some friends shot Night of the Living Dead on a shoestring budget of around $100,000. Released in 1968, it became a cult classic and revolutionized independent film and the zombie genre. He followed Night up with numerous other movies including two more zombie films, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead; a vampire film, Martin; and collaborations with Stephen King on Creepshow and The Dark Half. In the early 2000s, Romero moved to Toronto where he made another trilogy of Dead movies. Today his name is synonymous with both the horror and zombie genres. 

Pittsburgh served as the setting for the majority of Romero’s films and the city became an integral part of his storytelling.  In May of 2019, the University Library System was excited to announce the acquisition the George A. Romero Archival Collection.  This exhibit highlights some of the movie posters contained in the collection. This exhibit is free and open to the public during Hillman Library hours. 

Monday, April 13 at 12:00 a.m.

Hillman Library, Ground Floor Main Hall
3960 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Event Type

Exhibits

University Unit
University Library System
Hashtag

#Romero