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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

California.

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

appearance.

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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