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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY, RAY to, 19 1

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9LLYWOOD THREATENED:

Ann Arbor Talent Produces Movie

LOOK and LISTEN
...with Paula Edelman

SWIM SUITS
by famous makers

By CHUCK ELLIOTT
s if Ann Arbor didn't have
igh cultural attributes already,
lay now be on its way toward
)ming the movie-making capi-
of the Middle West.
n independent company, as
innamed, is smack in the mid-
f producing a feature length
d movie, utilizing strictly local
t.,
. * .*
ED BY W. J. Hampton,
cer of last year's "The Well-
ht Ern," the company has
filming Franz Kafka's short
"Metamorphosis." , It was
for the streen by Dick
Bill Wiegand, Grad., land
on, and will star some of
st capable actors in Ann
t from the start, the story
ted some peculiar prob-
o Hampton and his staff.
e first place, shortly after
ilm opens, the hero has
ged into "some monstrous
of insect." He remains in
state.
ccount for this, it was con-
that Gregor Samsa, the
oot insect, should be per-
d by the camera itself.
thing would be- seen and
id as if the camera, and the
ence, was the metamorphosed

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At last a concrete plan for
bringing a steady stream of good
educational programs over TV
has been proposed.
Eastern viewers will be pleased
to hear the New York Board of
Regents has planned a state-wide
network of 11 educational TV sta-
tions in which the resources of
schools, colleges, libraries, mu-
seums and art galleries would be
used to provide special programs
for children and adults.
The plan will probably cause
great controversy among those
who believe in offering pro-
grams that will "sell" easily and
readily, which usually means
subordination of the public
welfare to the sponsor's welfare.
However, it should serve to
unite and give hope to those who
believe communication media have
a responsibility to give the public
something more than the aver-
age low grade inanity which oc-

cupies a majority of the TV in-
dustries time.
A PROGRAM which has become
increasingly more polished and in-
teresting is "Introducing Poetry,"
heard from noon to 12:30 p.m. to-
day over WHRV.
It consists of a panel reading
and discussing the works of ma-
jor poets, both ancient and mo-
dern. On the panel are three
regular members; Prof. Marvin
Felheim, Prof. Herbert Bar-
rows, and Prof. William Stein-
hoff, all of the University Eng-
lish department, and also one
other guest member who is an
authority on the particular poet
under consideration.
Today the panel will read and
unravel the mysteries of T. S.
Eliot's poetry. Aside from being
enjoyable this program is also an
excellent way of painlessly pick-
ing up a little knowledge.
HENRY MORGAN has come up
with a new TV show. You can
never accuse Morgan of being
stagnant. .this program, never-
theless, has "old-type" skits and
includes the usual line-up of co-
medians, singers, and of course
Girard.
This program seems better suit-
ed for television than his previous
"talent scout" show. It's good
amusement at 8:30 p.m. Friday
on WWJ-TV.
Union To Provide
Sunda y Studyhall
The Union will open Rooms 3-
KLMN and 3RS as studyhalls to-
day and next Sunday, according
to Mark Oscherwitz, '53, Union
staffman.
Oscherwitz said that the move
was made because of thehSunday
closing of the General Library,

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"METAMORPHOSIS'-Shooting a scene from the film adaptation of Franz Kafka's "Metamor-
phosis,' the camera rolls forward toward Pat Newhall, '51BA, Arts Theatre Club actress playing
Grete. Produced and directed by W. J. Hampton, tle motion picture is now being filmed in Ann
Arbor.

me, a camera dolly cap-
dling around with the
off the floor had to be
was constructed so that
ting cameraman and
could both ride on it
gor scuttles across the
* * *
A cast Hampton went
the Arts Theatre Club,
enlisted Dana Elcar, Pat
Bette Ellis, and Joyce
play Father, Gregor's
Grete, Mother, and the
man, respectively. Ted
from the University speech
ment also volunteered his
ses, as did Nancy McGee of
nn Arbor Civic Theatre.
verything sounded great, on
er, but just about the time
apton got his cast picked,
nical problems began to
up. Film rights had to be
red. The problem of sound
rding had to be solved. Mu-

* * * a
sic had to be written, and musi-
cians recruited to play it.
Ed Chudacoff, Grad., with ex-
perience drawn f r o m writing
scores for several campus drama-
tic productions, as well as a num-
ber of other instrumentaleand vo-
cal compositions, agreed to write
the background music for the film.
At the moment, he is composing
it for a seven piece orchestra, to
be conducted by Ed Troupin.
AFTER CONSIDERABLE search
via letters, Hampton finally locat-
ed the owner of the copyright on
Kafka's story. It was thought at
first that the 'rights were still with
the Kafka estate in Czechoslova-
kia, but they were eventually
found to be held by a New York
agency. An agreement was arrived
at.
.Paul Lohmann, sound engi-
neer of radio station WPAG, of-

* * *
fered to tackle the job of get-
ting accurate sound recording.
Since he began working, the
problem has shown itself to be
one of the most difficult in-
volved in the whole production.
If production can be completed
before the end of the semester,
"Metamorphosis" will have its
world premiere here within a
month. If not, work will continue,
and it will be released in the fall.
"If we manage this," Hampton
said, "it will be the first time a
university group has ever done
anything on this scale, though it
is the universities which offer the
finest opportunity for the exer-
cise of student interest in films:
ideas, enthusiasm, and a tremend-
ous range of talent, along with
complete freedom from the fami-
liar restrictions of commercial
films."
Music Manuscripts
To Be Exhibited
The autographed manuscript of
the first song published in the
United States will be one of the
features of an exhibit of rare mu-
sic manuscripts to be held to-
morrow at Clements Library.
The exhibit, which is sponsored
by local radio stations, is designed
to outline the history of American
music. It will be open to the public
from 9 a.m. to noonrand from 1
p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow only.

Radio Clinic Set
For Tomorrow
A radio broadcasting clinic will
be held from 9 a.m. to 5:20 p.m.
tomorrow in the Union Ballroom.
More than ninety program di-
rectors and station managers will
attend the meeting sponsored by
the Michigan Association of
Broadcasters.
Programming, radio music, sales,
copyrights, and other phases of
broadcasting will be discussed.

Medical Men
To HearTalk
Phi Rho Sigma, professional
medical fraternity, will honor the
late Dr. Roy Canfield with the
third annual lecture in his mem-
ory at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow in the
second floor amphitheatre of the
University Hospital.
Giving the lecture will be Dr.
Paul H. Holinger, a professor at
the University of Illinois College'j
of Medicine.
His topic will be "Congenitalj
Anomalies of the Tracheobronchi-'
al Tree and Esophagus." A movie
will be shown to illustrate the lec-
ture.
Dr. Canfield was former head of
the Department of Otolaryngology
at the University Hospital.

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HIGH NOTE-The featured quartet soloists in the University Choir concert Tuesday hit a high note
during rehearsal. Left to right are Robert Elson, baritone; Gloria Gonan, contralto; Reid Shelton,
tenor; Rose Marie Jun, soprano; and Maynard Klein, conductor.
Quartet To Sing Mozart's 'Requiem

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A graduate quartet will be the
featured soloists in the University
Choir presentation of Mozart's
"Requiem" at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday
in Hill Auditorium.
The quartet, composed of music
school students, features Rose
Marie Jun, soprano; Gloria Gon-
an, contralto; Reid Shelton, tenor,
and Robert Elson, baritone. Miss
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Jun and Shelton are teaching fel-
lows in voice.
The Mozart "Requiem," written
in Latin, means "Prayer for the
Dead." It was composed originally
for chorus, orchestra and a quar-
tet of soloists. Piano accompani-
ment instead of orchestra will be
used Tuesday night. The "Re-
quiem" is one of the major Re-
quiem masses, and is considered

one of the great choral master-
pieces in this form.
Prof. Maynard Klein of the Mu-
sic School will conduct the con-
cert, while George Exon, pianist,
will accompany the choir.
This year will mark the fifth
concert of the University choir in
Hill Auditorium. The choir is com-
posed of 150 voices.

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