Neighborhood Stories: Hollywood Finds Harmony


"News travels fast, by word of mouth, in Harmony, population 947," said Joe White, who ought to know, having lived there for 23 years with his wife, Delsa. In September 2015, there was quite some news to talk about. Filmmakers, "big time filmmakers;" as Joe called them, were coming to Harmony, north of Pittsburgh, to shoot scenes for American Pastoral, based on Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning book by the same name. American Pastoral rolled into town and turned back the clock to the 1960s to match the setting of the film.
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