The filming of The Purple Rose of Cairo
in Piermont (1983)





Over the winter of 1983 to 84, Piermont was turned upside-down for the filming of  The Purple Rose of Cairo, which event truly changed the village for ever. Locals joked that the crew upgraded Piermont to look like a 1935 depression-era town!
Savage produced several extensive exhibits of the event from start to demolition of the fake movie theatre, and a set of sepia-toned post cards of the event sold out in weeks.





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