Show People is a 1928 silent comedy starring Marion Davies which takes a lighthearted look at Hollywood at the end of the silent film era. Davies plays a newcomer to Hollywood who wants to make her mark in drama. William Haines, a kindly slapstick comedian, takes her under his wing and her career begins to take off, but she soon outgrows him. Will her emerging ego destroy her career or will she realize who her real friends are? Show People includes notable cameo appearances by many of the film personalities of the day, including stars Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, William S. Hart, and John Gilbert. In 2003, Show People was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
What better way to celebrate the Ironwood Theatre's 88th birthday than by watching a "culturally and historically significant" silent film, accompanied on Ironwood's Barton, named "...an organ of exceptional historic and musical merit." (American Theatre Organ Society, 2002). And though organist ANDREW ROGERS may not (yet!) be historically significant, his experience as staff organist at Ann Arbor's Michigan Theatre ensures this will be an evening to be remembered.