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Fall of 1949 was a lively season in and shout the Yard and the Square. Hundreds gasped, gurgled, and gawked as the area changed and absorbed new faces and strove to keep up with the changing world.
Movies are known as the private possession of Hollywood, but the college got into the act in fine style. Ivy Films, post-war undergraduate organization, finished its first production and sold out the University Theatre for a special world premiere. Metro Goldwyn Mayor kept a star and production crew in the Yard four days taking background shots for a murder mystery "semi documentary" featuring the Medical School's Department of Legal Medicine.
The Square succumbed to a series of face-changing which sent traille spinning around the subway kiosk in different directions almost every week. New stores opened and old ones closed, and the Square's second department store came into existence.
Students offered to come to the rescue of parched New Yorkers, and firemen came to the rescue of scorched students.
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