Over his 42 years with The Times, Jack Smith formed a bond with readers. Starting Friday, "Smith on Wry: Jack Smith, Columnist for Our Times" will glimpse behind the musings, in a show culled from 140 boxes of letters, photos and memorabilia given to the Huntington Library after his death in 1996. Among them: photos of him doing rewrite circa 1960, pictured, and of a suit-clad Smith running on a track alongside his interview subject. "Jack Smith was such an important figure in L.A.," says curator Sue Hodson. "You felt that you knew him." Ends May 12, $6 to $15, huntington.org

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