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Letter: Jacksonville, Florida to Ben Stein, Macon, Georgia, 1927 Sept. 23


author: Seligman, Mort
extent: [1] p.
date: September 23, 1927
summary: Letter from Mort Seligman, of the New Frolic Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida, to Ben Stein, owner and manager of the Douglass Theatre, dated September 23, 1927, regarding the rental cost of the film The Millionaire. Seligman tells Stein he has received a letter from the Micheaux Film Corporation that reports that Stein is booked with The Millionaire. He asks for confirmation and for the rental price Stein is paying. The Millionaire, released in 1927, starred Grace Smith, J. Lawrence Criner, Lionel Monagas, Cleo Desmond, Samuel T. Jacks, E. G. Tatum, and Chicago Defender editor Robert S. Abbott.
repository: Middle Georgia Archives
collection: Charles Henry Douglass business records
box: 19
folder: 173
item: 6

subjects:
Stein, Ben
Macon (Ga.)
Bibb County (Ga.)
Jacksonville (Fla.)
Douglass Theatre (Macon, Ga.)
New Frolic Theatre (Jacksonville, Fla.)
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
Motion picture theaters--Florida--Jacksonville
Negotiation--Florida--Jacksonville
Millionaire (Motion picture : 1927)
Letters (correspondence)




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[printed text:
P. O. [POST OFFICE] BOX 613To New Frolic Theatre Dr. [Drive]
741-743-745 W. [WEST] ASHLEY STREET
LARGEST AND BEST EQUIPPED COLORED
MOTION PICTURE THEATRE IN THE SOUTH

GUS SELIGMAN, Owner
PHONE 2855

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SEATING
CAPACITY
1,000
PROGRAM
CHANGED
DAILY


JACKSONVILLE, FLA [FLORIDA]]
[written text: Sept. [September] 23, 1927
Douglas Theatre
Macon Ga [Georgia] --
Dear Bennie --

We are in receipt of a letter from Micheaux Film Corp [Corporation] in which he states that he has booked you with "The Millionaire" Colored picture for your exhibition Oct [October] 27 and 28,

Kindly advise me if this is so and what rental you are paying,

Trusting that business is good, and with kindest regards, I am


Sincerely yours
[Signed] Mort Seligman]