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pjore Schary .stopped here en route to New
York . Mack has appointed Theatre
Poster Service of Oklahoma City as
Filmack representative to provide more per-
.'•onalized service for exhibitors in the southwest.
The Oklahoma City company is operated
by Bob and Charles Smith at 625 West
R. W. Favaro, formerly of the Hilton Hotel,
is new assistant to MGM publicist Norman
Pyle. He succeeds William J. Schaefer, promoted
to handle publicity out of the Omaha
and Des Moines offices . . . During April, the
Chicago Censor Board reviewed 77 films
Three were rejected, two were placed in the
adults-only category; 18 were foreign films.
"Helen of Troy" will open at the State Lake
May 16. Diana Kanakis of Decatur, 111., acclaimed
the most beautiful Greek beauty in
the recent statewide "Helen of Troy" contest,
will be here May 14 for newspaper, TV and
radio interviews . . . The Four-Star Theatre
is being renovated in gradual stages. To
date, a new confection counter in the lobby,
new carpeting throughout and a number of
redecorating features have improved the theatre's
Opening of "The Searchers" at the Chicago
May 16 will be highlighted by John Wayne
on the stage. This will be the star's first appearance
here in 20 years. His welcome will
be embellished with every frill imaginable,
including special greetings from Mayor Richard
J. Daley and Gov. William Stratton. The
latter will present a citation to Wayne as
"The No. 1 Man of Motion Pictures" on behalf
of the motion picture industry of Illinois.
Hardly a week goes by that Herb Ellisburg,
managing director of the Essaness Halsted
Outdoor Theatre, doesn't introduce a
new entertainment feature. The latest is the
revival of band music. Every Sunday at dusk
the marches of Sousa and other great composers
are heard as part of the regular program.
Patrons may request favorite numbers
... Ed Mager, in the industry more than
40 years, died recently. He was associated
with Allied Theatres of Illinois.
Several members of the 'Variety Club of Illinois
attended the annual convention of
Variety International in New York City this
week, including Irving Mack, Johnny Jones,
Mike Stern, Sam Levinsohn, Mannie Smerling
and Dudley Gazolla . . . The Cinema
Theatre has promoted Dennis Bell to assistant
manager. A classical musical, "I've Always
Loved You," opened there May 11. The
Cinema from time to time brings back old
films with comparative success.
Vacations made news: Ben Klitzner, manager
of the Maryland, went to Florida. Frank
Riley, who .spends his time at both the Maryland
and Tivoli, assumed Klitzner's duties.
B. M. Nagle was holding the fort at the
Lakeside while Manager Jack DeWiggins
visited his parents in Florida. Lou Abramson.
assistant to Jack Kirsch, was vacationing
in California. Eddie Seguin of B&K's
publicity staff was in Tucson for a week.
Ann King, cashier at the Tivoli, planed to
Europe. Ethel Buccieri of Filmack Ti-ailer
Co. went to Hot Springs, Ark.
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