Michael Dunn - as a Student at the University of Miami 1953-1956
||The University of Miami's Otto G. Richter Library, 8th
floor Archives and Special Collections Dept., is home to rare photos of
UM alum Gary Miller, who would
assume the name Michael Dunn a few years later. The following
photos are taken from the archives of Tempo, the school's
official undergrad magazine. Gary, who joined the staff, was
listed as copy editor for Tempo in late 1953 and as managing editor
during the spring and fall terms of 1954. During this time, fellow student
and friend John Softness was editor-in-chief for the school's newspaper,
Miami Hurricane, and also contributed stories to Tempo. After
graduation, he served three years in the Air Force and one year later,
established The Softness Group, Inc. with his brother Donald. Unforeseen
during those UM days, John would eventually become career manager for
Michael and stage partner Phoebe Dorin.
All images © 1953-1954 University of Miami Tempo.
The magazine won the Sigma Delta Chi award as the nation's number one rated college magazine for four consecutive years—1950, '51, '52, & '53. Tempo covered a blend of interests including UM events, editorials, campus life, and fun humor.
Above: Gary pictured as a contestant at the M-Club talent night as seen in the November 1953 issue of Tempo (vol. 5, no. 1, Novenber 1953, p. 25) - ©1953 U. Miami.
Left: Along with fellow staff members, Gary Miller took his part in a spoof page devoted to photography in the article titled "I am a Camera." It appeared in the November 1954 issue of Tempo (vol. 6, no 1, November 1954, p. 15) - ©1954 U. Miami.
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