Not much to say about these photos, except that we’re glad they exist.
The first — Andy Starnes’ 1975 Pittsburgh Press capture of a Grandview Park performance against the skyline — is simply magnificent.
In digitizing the Post-Gazette’s photo library, we came across the massive (nearly a foot thick) file of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre images. A majority are all too bland and similar: indoor theater performances or rehearsals in studios lined with railings.
Not all that exciting when you realize there are upwards of 500 of these.
But these six stood out because of the settings.
Unfortunately, the outdoor ventures seemed to tail off after the 1970s.
(Editor’s note: The goose in the second image was enhanced during a time when photojournalists did not have as strong a code of ethics as today. Charlie’s feathers were painted on a little too thick.)