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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
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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)

Local celebrities at the "author's premiere" in front of the Michigan Theater, May 1949

Local celebrities at the "author's premiere" in front of the Michigan Theater, May 1949 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, May 8, 1949
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PREMIERE PARTY: Celebrities dotted the full-house crowd which jammed the Michigan Theater last night for the "author's premiere" of "It Happened Every Spring," a sprightly baseball comedy based on a short story by Shirley W. Smith. Pictured in this imposing "lineup" are (right to left) Attorney George J. Burke, Smith, Scriptwriter Valentine Davies, Mayor William E. Brown, jr., Mrs. Brown, and University Regent Roscoe O. Bonisteel.

Rev. Lambros Vakalakis and Mayor William E. Brown with Proclamation of Greek Day, March 1952

Rev. Lambros Vakalakis and Mayor William E. Brown with Proclamation of Greek Day, March 1952 image
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Ann Arbor News, March 22, 1952
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Proclaims Greek Day Rev. Lambros Vakalakis, pastor of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, receives Mayor William E. Brown's proclamation making Tuesday Greek Day in Ann Arbor. Tuesday is the 131st anniversary of Greek Independence from Turkey.

Harlan Hatcher buys first poppy from Mayor William E. Brown, May 1954

Harlan Hatcher buys first poppy from Mayor William E. Brown, May 1954 image
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Ann Arbor News, May 20, 1954
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Ann Arbor's Mayor William E. Brown, jr., sells the first Veterans of Foreign Wars poppy to University President Harlan H. Hatcher as a prelude to Saturday's joint VFW-American Legion poppy sale for the benefit of veterans and their families. Mayor Brown made the sale in his capacity as a member of the local VFW's new "Dads Post," an organization of the fathers of veterans.

Services Set For Mrs. Brown

Services Set For Mrs. Brown image
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20
Month
July
Year
1954
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Earl V. Moore protests plan to cut down tree in front of UM Music School, October 1951

Earl V. Moore protests plan to cut down tree in front of UM Music School, October 1951 image
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Ann Arbor News, April 24, 1973
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From Our Pictorial Archives, Ann Arbor 1941 (published April 24, 1973): If you thought environmental concerns started in the 1960's you might be right about some places, but not Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor was fighting over preservation of trees at least as far back as 1951. Music School Dean Earl V. Moore (left) seems to be saying: "How could anyone want to cut down such a magnificent tree?" And Music School Secretary James B. Wallace (right) is in complete agreement. It was October 1951, and Music School officials were embroiled with city officials in one of the most dramatic Town and Gown confrontations in Ann Arbor history. The elm shaded the old Music School building on Maynard St., but its also narrowed the sidewalk and its roots kept growing into sewers along the street. The Board of Public Works ordered it destroyed, but Music School officials won a reprieve from the Parks Department with an "impassioned appeal." The City Council upheld the BPW in a 9-4 vote, and then Council President Cecil O. Creal, acting mayor in the absence of Mayor William E. Brown Jr., vetoed the council's action, saying that "in this day and age we're apt to be ruthless in our efforts to make progress." Later that fall the episode of the tree was dramatized in the half-time U-M band show at the Michigan-Northwestern game. Unfortunately the only tree on the east side of Maynard St. lived only a short time longer anyway, crowded as it was by concrete and utility lines. Jacobson's and the city's Maynard Street parking structure extension now occupy the area taken up by the Collins Shoppe, the University Press Building, Ann Arbor Press and the Music Building.

Hatcher's Study Plan Fails To Stem Sit-In

Hatcher's Study Plan Fails To Stem Sit-In image
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Day
29
Month
November
Year
1966
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