A2: Old Movie

The Ann Arbor District Library has posted a digital copy of a 16-mm silent film produced in 1936 by staff of the Ann Arbor News, titled “Back Page: A Super Colossal Production.” From the AADL post: “Inspired by The Front Page (1931), this tongue-in-cheek feature chronicles a day in the life of the Display Advertising Department staff as they go about securing an ad from a local business in time for the paper’s daily run. 1936 marks the year the Ann Arbor News acquired its new printing press and completed the News building at 340 E. Huron – both of which feature prominently in the film.” [Source]