Document: dbr022  [view transcript]

Letter: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Charles H. Douglass, Macon, Georgia, 1927 Feb. 19


author: Cannan, M. A.
extent: [1] p.
date: February 19, 1927
summary: Letter from M. A. Cannan, office manager of the white-owned, Philadelphia-based Colored Players Film Corporation, to Douglass Theatre owner Charles Henry Douglass, dated February 19, 1927, confirming a contract for showing a film. Cannan confirms the contract that A Prince of His Race will be shown in the Douglass Theatre on two dates and thanks Douglass for the contract. He informs Douglass that advertising will ship today. Released in 1926, A Prince of His Race was directed by white director David Starkman and featured William A. Clayton, Jr., Shingzie Howard, Harry Henderson, Ethel Smith, Arline Mickey, and William Smith.
repository: Middle Georgia Archives
collection: Charles Henry Douglass business records
box: 19
folder: 172
item: 3

subjects:
Douglass, Charles Henry, 1870-1940
Macon (Ga.)
Bibb County (Ga.)
Douglass Theatre (Macon, Ga.)
Colored Players 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--Pennsylvania
Prince of his race (Motion picture : 1926)
Flying ace (Motion picture : 1926) Letters (correspondence)




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

[printed text:
DAVID STARKMAN STUDIOS
General Manager 1135-1137 SOUTH 58TH STREET
[Note: The following corporate name and address appear with an oval logo on a film strip.]  
 1322 VINE ST. [STREET] 
COLORED
PLAYERS
C. P. F. C.
[COLORED PLAYERS FILM CORPORATION]
FILM
CORPORATION
 PHILA. [PHILADELPHIA], PA. [Pennsylvania] 
TELEPHONE -- SPRUCE 3463 CABLE ADDRESS -- C. P. F. C. [COLORED PLAYERS FILM CORPORATION]]

[typewritten text: February 19,
1927
Mr. C. H. Douglas,
Douglas Theatre,
Macon, Ga. [Georgia]
Dear Sir:

We herewith confirm contract on "A PRINCE OF HIS RACE" to be used in the Douglas on March 29- 30 and wish to thank you for this contract.

Advertising is being shipped today.

Again thanking you and assuring you of our co-operation [cooperation] at all times, we are


Very truly yours
[Signed] COLORED PLAYERS FILM CORP. [CORPORATION]]
[Signed] [written text: M A Cannan]
[typewritten text: Office Manager
MAC/K]