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Tempting advertising for "The Birds" in the Michigan Theater lobby, May 1963

Tempting advertising for "The Birds" in the Michigan Theater lobby, May 1963 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, May 3, 1963
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MINOR LARCENY ON A MAJOR SCALE: Manager Gerald Hoag of the Michigan Theater "tested" patrons' resistance to temptation in a light sort of way with a lobby display for a coming movie, "The Birds." He inserted an unlighted cigaret in the beak of the pasteboard bird and instructed an assistant to replace it as needed. Passersby on their way to the balcony helped themselves to 2 1/2 packs' worth in an afternoon.

Author and University of Michigan vice-president emeritus, Shirley W. Smith, at Michigan Theater, May 1949

Author and University of Michigan vice-president emeritus, Shirley W. Smith, at Michigan Theater, May 1949 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, May 8, 1969
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SHIRLEY W. SMITH (Puts Foot Down) Shirley W. Smith, University vice-president emeritus and author of the story made into the motion picture "It Happens Every Spring," has put down his foot. He says he will sidestep plans to put his footprint in wet cement in front of the Michigan Theatre for a newsreel. Instead, Valentine Davies, 1927 U-M graduate and author of the movie script, will put his foot in it.

Hollywood scriptwriter George J. Burke, Ann Arbor Mayor William E. Brown, Jr., and retired University vice-president Shirley W. Smith, at the world's first "author's premiere" outside the Michigan Theater, May 1949

Hollywood scriptwriter George J. Burke, Ann Arbor Mayor William E. Brown, Jr., and retired University vice-president Shirley W. Smith, at the world's first "author's premiere" outside the Michigan Theater, May 1949 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, May 8, 1949
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FIRST AUTHOR'S PREMIERE: Principals in the world's first "author's premiere," staged last night at the Michigan Theater amid much lighthearted fanfare, are shown standing outside the theater before the ceremony got under way. Pictured from left to right are Valentine Davies, Hollywood scriptwriter; George J. Burke, local attorney; Mayor William E. Brown, jr.; and Shirley W. Smith, retired University vice-president whose short story became the basis for the movie, "It Happened Every Spring," given its first public showing here last night. (others pictures on page 28)