Tour Boston neighborhoods of 50 years ago at October 8 screening


MLA to host free screening event at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Did you know that Boston City Hall once had cascading water fountains or that the original Legal Sea Foods started in Inman Square in Cambridge?

Copley Square & the State House, Boston Public Library.

’GBHers are invited to take in the sights and sounds of Boston’s neighborhoods 50 years ago at a special screening by WGBH’s Media Library and Archives at the Coolidge Corner Theatre Tues, 10/8 at 7pm.

You’ll see excerpts from WGBH’s Michael Ambrosino’s Show (1969-1970), during which host Michael Ambrosino took viewers on a tour of Boston neighborhoods and spoke to locals about the history, highlights, and contemporary concerns in their communities. (In case you don’t know, Michael was a WGBH executive producer/director from 1956 to 1976 and created NOVA.)

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Michael, Boston City Archaeologist Joseph Bagley, and Karen Cariani, David O. Ives Executive Director of the WGBH Media Library and Archives.

Although this event is free and open to the public, an RSVP is required. Please feel free to share with your family and friends!


7 thoughts on “Tour Boston neighborhoods of 50 years ago at October 8 screening

  1. An archeaologist? 1968 doesn’t seem all that long ago! ;-)

    Ditto on Dan Beach – out of towner’s and previous commitmenters unite, you have nothing to lose but your Ambrosinos!

  2. Dare I hope that out-of-owners might be able to access this online somewhere. Michael’s shows will be a delight to re-see, 50 years later.

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