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Letter: New York, New York to Douglass Theatre, Macon, Georgia, 1925 Dec. 29


author: Micheaux, Swan E., Jr.
extent: [2] p.
date: December 29, 1925
summary: Letter from Swan E. Micheaux, Jr., brother of African American director Oscar Micheaux and one-time secretary of the Micheaux Film Corporation, to the gentlemen of the Douglass Theatre, dated December 29, 1925, requesting contracts for showing the film The Devil's Disciple. Micheaux asks to receive contracts on the film that were sent some time before and notes that he is enclosing a herald. The Devil's Disciple, released in 1926, starred Evelyn Preer, Lawrence Chenault, Edward Thompson, and Percy Verwayen.
repository: Middle Georgia Archives
collection: Charles Henry Douglass business records
box: 19
folder: 169
item: 51

subjects:
Macon (Ga.)
Bibb County (Ga.)
Douglass Theatre (Macon, Ga.)
Micheaux Film Corporation
African Americans in the motion picture industry
African Americans in motion pictures
Race in motion pictures
Race films--United States
Feature films--United States
Motion picture theaters--Georgia--Macon
Film posters--Georgia
Advertising--Motion pictures--Georgia--Macon
Commercial agents--New York
Devil's disciple (Motion picture : 1926)
Letters (correspondence)




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[printed text:
 MICHEAUX FILM CORPORATION 
 Producers and Distributors of High Class 
 Negro Feature Photoplays 

LABORATORIES
430 CLAREMONT PARKWAY
NEW YORK CITY

STUDIO AND GENERAL OFFICES
[deleted text: ROANOKE, VA. [VIRGINIA]
OSCAR MICHEAUX, PRESIDENT
W. B. F. CROWELL, V-PRES. [VICE PRESIDENT]
A. F. BROOKS, TREASURER
C. TIFFANY TOLIVER, SEC'Y[SECRETARY]]
 [typewritten text: 2195 Seventh Ave. [Avenue] 
 New York, N.Y. [New York] 
 December 29, 1925 

Douglass New Theatre
355-359 Broadway
Macon, Ga. [Georgia]
Gentlemen;

We have been looking to receive contracts we sent you some time ago on "THE DEVIL'S DECIPLE [DISCIPLE]". We are inclosing [enclosing] you herald on this production and trust that you can use the same at a early date. We thank you for giving this a early reply, we are.


Very truly
[Signed] MICHEAUX FILM CORPORATION]
[Signed] [written text: S. E. Micheaux]

[The following text is printed in red ink at the bottom of the page, framed by a single line]


[printed text:
SPECIAL FEATURES AND LENGTH, IN THE ORDER OF RELEASE
"THE HOMESTEADER"
7 REELS WITH
EVELYN PREER
"THE GUNSAULUS MYSTERY"
7 REELS WITH
EVELYN PREER
"BIRTHRIGHT"
10 REELS WITH
EVELYN PREER AND J. HOMER TUTT
"WITHIN OUR GATES"
7 REELS WITH
EVELYN PREER
"THE DUNGEON"
7 REELS WITH
WM. E. FOUNTAINE AND SHINGZIE HOWARD
"A SON OF SATAN"
7 REELS WITH
ANDREW S. BISHOP AND ALL STAR CAST
"THE BRUTE"
7 REELS WITH
EVELYN PREER
"VIRGIN OF SEMINOLE"
6 REELS WITH
WM. E. FOUNTAINE AND SHINGZIE HOWARD
"THE HOUSE BEHIND THE CEDARS"
9 REELS WITH
ANDREW S. BISHOP AND SHINGZIE HOWARD
"SYMBOL OF THE UNCONQUERED"
7 REELS WITH
ALL STAR CAST
"DECEIT"
6 REELS WITH
EVELYN PREER
"BODY AND SOUL"
9 REELS WITH
PAUL ROBESON
]]


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[written text: Jim
[unclear text: Son of M. M.]
Macon, Ga. [Georgia]
Jan - 4]