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Letter: New York, New York, 1927 Oct. 20


author: Associated Negro Picture Distributors
extent: [1] p.
date: October 20, 1927
summary: Letter from the film production and distribution company Associated Negro Picture Distributors, probably to the gentlemen of the Douglass Theatre, dated October 20, 1927, advertising the company's new location and its services. Associated Negro Picture Distributors announces that due to an increase in its business it has moved to a new location that will provide better service to its customers. The company invites customers to visit its new executive offices in New York City. The company advertises its "high class features" and service and asserts that it offers the largest list of "negro features" in the world, with films that are ready with prints and advertising. The letter concludes with promises of larger box office receipts, reliable service, and a satisfied audience.
repository: Middle Georgia Archives
collection: Charles Henry Douglass business records
box: 19
folder: 173
item: 44

subjects:
Macon (Ga.)
Bibb County (Ga.)
Douglass Theatre (Macon, Ga.)
Associated Negro Picture Distributors
African Americans in the motion picture industry
African Americans in motion pictures
Race in motion pictures
Race films--United States
Feature films--United States
Film posters
Advertising--Motion pictures
Theater management--Georgia--Macon
Motion picture theaters--Georgia--Macon
Letters (correspondence)




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[Note: This document contains typewritten and printed text.]
[Note: Letter bordered by two lines of squares separated by solid color, giving the appearance of a picture frame.]

[printed text:
 ASSOCIATED NEGRO PICTURE DISTRIBUTORS
PRODUCERS AND DISTRIBUTORS OF HIGH CLASS
MOTION PICTURES WITH COMPLETE
CAST OF COLORED PLAYERS
 
Telephone
BRYANT 3852-3765
EXECUTIVE OFFICES
152 WEST 45th STREET
New York City

[Note: Heart shaped leaf hanging from a vine.]
Studios
HOLLYWOOD-CAL. [CALIFORNIA]
]

[typewritten text: October 20, 1927

MOVED OCT. [OCTOBER] 15th TO 729 7th Ave. [Avenue], c/o [care of] RED SEAL FILM EXCHANGE

Gentlemen:

During the past four months our business has increased to such extent we are forced to seek larger quarters. We are now located at 729 - 7th Ave. [Avenue], c/o [care of] Red Seal Film Exchange. Here we can meet every requirement of a modern film exchange. Large inspection and shipping rooms in connection with our light and airy offices, where our clerks can attend to your contracts and orders with all promptness to give you the very best of service.

When you are in New York, we invite you to make our offices your headquarters and share any convenience we may have at hand.

If you have not tried our service, or have not booked any of our HIGH CLASS FEATURES, do so now and join with the satisfied exhibitor who says we give the best service ever. We are as close as your post office. A letter or postal will bring you the largest list of Negro Features offered by any exchange in the world. We are not offering you something we plan to make but is ready now with new prints and advertising.

Get the habit of running AN ASSOCIATED PRODUCTION at your theatre. Larger box office receipts on time service and a satisfied audience.

Awaiting an early reply, we are,


Very truly yours,
[Signed] ASSOCIATED NEGRO PICTURE DISTRIBUTORS.]