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Lois Weber

(1879-1939)

 
 
Lois Weber Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
1. Lois Weber Marker
Inscription.  The first American woman film director, Weber wrote, directed, and acted in more than 200 films between 1908 and 1934. She addressed social issues like drug addiction, abortion, and poverty and helped pioneer techniques like the split screen. She was born on this site.
 
Erected 2019 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 27.392′ N, 80° 0.414′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Federal Street and Parkhurst Street, on the right when traveling north on Federal Street. Located in front of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Allegheny. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brown Chapel AME Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dorothy Mae Richardson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Founding Convention of the CIO (approx. 0.2 miles away); Allegheny High School (approx. mile away); James Hay Reed
Lois Weber Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Lois Weber Marker
(approx. mile away); First Free Public Library Building in the United States (approx. mile away); Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science (approx. mile away); Site of the Western Penitentiary (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lois Weber. Women Film Pioneers Project (Submitted on June 24, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Lois Weber at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on June 24, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. New Historical Marker Honors Pittsburgh Native Silent Filmmaker. (Submitted on June 24, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentWomen
 
Lois Weber Movie Card image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1921
3. Lois Weber Movie Card
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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