Brad Pitt in Springfield

On November 12, 1998 the stars came out at the Campbell 16 Cine in Springfield as Brad Pitt held the debut of his new film, Meet Joe Black, in his hometown. Fans packed the red carpet at the cinema, which was only blocks away from his former stomping grounds, Kickapoo High School. The Mizzou alum also attended a $150-per-person private reception prior to the event at Twin Oaks Country Club, a short drive away.

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

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