Monroeville Mall Beauty Pageant
'87 Miss Pittsburgh Pageant at Monroeville Mall
WPXI-TV Channel 11 News (1987)
A beauty pageant... inside the shopping mall where the gory zombie horror film epic, Dawn of the Dead (1978), was filmed. Pretty cool. And I can't help wondering if all these lovely, elegant gals were aware that only a mere 9 years earlier, right where they're standing, hundreds of drooling zombies filled this mall? :)
The first video clip above, is highlight footage from the 1987 Miss Pittsburgh Pageant, that was indeed held inside Monroeville Mall in Pennsylvania, and the second is a news report of same, that aired later that night on WPXI-TV Channel 11 News, in Pittsburgh. Happened across both of these on YouTube and couldn't resist.
So how can you tell Halloween's starting to creep into my thoughts?
Mall history: 1969 - present
Developer: Oxford Development Company
Current website: here
Current aerial view
Info from Wikipedia
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