Glory, W.Va., 1935.
It wasn’t exactly a parade.
It wasn’t a time for celebration.
It was a time to run for your life.
—Movie tagline, The Fools’ Parade
The night was finally here. After months of anticipation and preparation, the streets of Wheeling were packed with more than 12,000 fans awaiting glimpses of their favorite Hollywood stars.  Wheeling’s own Court Theatre was hosting the world premiere of The Fool’s Parade, and an elaborate parade had been staged to lead the stars and other dignitaries through downtown to the corner of 12th and Chapline Streets. Read More