Visited S, Ohio yesterday. No April Fool, or Hubbard BS.
Near white-out in freak snow storm, lucky to get West.
Operator at Bowladrome says: the bar IS one
in Stuebenville, oh. Cimino did NOT film the old bar
across street in Struthers.[ Poland Ave did look-alike
as wm suggested ].
As Em now suggests, Cimino may have film clips of a
Clairton bar. The Q is, did Clairton bar resemble the
one in DH ?
Research shows :
the original Welsh's bar was a typical frame house with
white siding and large window with bar sign. Seen this on either this web, or another. It was destroyed before
Vietnam, or long before DH.
The bar in DH movie does not resemble the old original
bar in Mingo Junction. Yet Cimino apparently saw a
bar-lodge style somewhere and rebuilt it in Mingo,
because of the angle of Steel mill in background
as we see in the still photos listed on the website in
recent posts on St Theoodsis.
The mystery remains where is the style from; Clairton, Mingo, Stuebenville, or to resemble old Poland Ave ?