Document: dbr017  [view transcript]

Letter: New York, New York, 1925 Nov. 17

author: Jackson, Andrew F.
extent: [1] p.
date: November 17, 1925
summary: Letter from Andrew F. Jackson, manager of Cinema News Service, to the manager (probably William M. Smith, manager of the Douglass Theatre) dated November 17, 1925, advertising newsreels from the BEJAC Film Company. Jackson informs the manager that he can supply him with newsreels of the football game between Howard University and Lincoln University and of the court case Rhinelander v. Rhinelander, an annulment trial in White Plains, New York involving a wealthy young white man who argued to have his marriage annulled on the pretext that he did not know his wife was African American when he married her. Jackson provides the prices of the films and requests a response. He adds that prints will be available November 28.
repository: Middle Georgia Archives
collection: Charles Henry Douglass business records
box: 19
folder: 169
item: 37

Smith, William M., theater manager
Macon (Ga.)
Bibb County (Ga.)
Westchester County (N.Y.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Douglass Theatre (Macon, Ga.)
Bejac Film Co.
Reynolds, Steve, actor
African Americans in the motion picture industry
African Americans in motion pictures
Race in motion pictures
Motion picture theaters--Georgia--Macon
Film posters--Georgia
Advertising--Motion pictures--Georgia--Macon
Commercial agents
Newsreels--United States
Football films--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Howard University--Football
Lincoln University (Pa.)--Football
Jones, Alice Beatrice
Rhinelander, Leonard Kip
Interracial marriage--New York (State)--Westchester County
Marriage--Annulment--New York (State)--Westchester County
Westchester County (N.Y.)--Race relations
Wills, Harry, 1892-1958
Boxing--United States
Letters (correspondence)

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[Note: This document contains both typewritten and handwritten text.]

[typewritten text:
240 West I34th [134th] St [Street] New York City.

ATTENTION MR. MANAGER Nov [November] I7 [17], I925 [1925].
Dear Sir:

I wish to inform you that the BEJAC FILM CO. [COMPANY], will be in a position to supply you with pictures of the Howard-Lincoln football game that is being held in Philadelphia this year. Real action plays, close-ups of the important dignitaries, the star players, general views of the crowds and various side attractions will be featured.

In addition to the "classic" we are including in this reel the chief characters in the sensational Rhinelander case, now being held in White Plains, N.Y. [New York], intimate studies of Harry Wills and his wife taken at their New York home and other news items of current interest.

For the first release we are asking $40.00 for three days or seventy-five (75.00) dollars for the week. Second release $27.50 for three days or $55.00 for the week. Third release $20.00 for three days or forty $40.00 for the week.

Kindly inform us by return mail when you will be in a position to receive the film. Prints will be available the 28th of November.

Very truly yours,
[Signed] Per] [written text: Andrew F. Jackson]
[typewritten text: Manager AFJ/*]