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See George A. Romero’s Archival Collection During Free Virtual Event!

The University of Pittsburgh Libraries will be unveiling some of the most amazing, revelatory materials in its George A. Romero Archival Collection in a presentation.

A young George A. Romero courtesy of University of Pittsburgh Libraries

On Tuesday February 9th at 7pm (EST), there will be a virtual discussion of Romero’s scripts, treatments, production documents, photos, videos, and more that will change how we see the filmmaker behind “Night of the Living Dead.”

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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. 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 Night of the Living Dead filmmaker George A. 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 the official horror studies library online archive here.

You can register for the Romero event here.

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