A note from THS Member, and author, Jim Kastner:
“The piece of Pittsburgh history that had yet to be written…until now” is how I recently described my book, Where The Movies Played In Downtown Pittsburg(h), as a guest on KDKA Talk Radio 1020 in Pittsburgh, PA. I was interviewed by host Rick Bergman and had the wonderful opportunity to take calls from listeners from all over Western Pennsylvania. Upcoming is a radio interview on WQED 89.3 by Morning Show host Jim Cunningham. The book is now in the catalog of the Carnegie Library and for sale at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. A fall book signing event is being planned for the Carnegie-Mellon University Bookstore in Pittsburgh. A very proud moment for me was that of presenting a signed copy to Richard Stern, son of the founder of the former Associated Theaters chain, Ernest Stern. It was at Associated’s Fulton Theatre (now Byham Theater) that I started my first job as an usher in 1968.
James W. Kastner, THSA Member