Document: dbr055  [view transcript]

Letter: Washington D.C. to Charles Henry Douglass, Macon, Georgia, 1926 July 27

author: Easton, Sidney, b. 1891
extent: [1] p.
date: July 27, 1926
summary: Letter from Sidney Easton, Savannah-born vaudeville comedian, playwright, songwriter, and leader of the musical act formerly known as Easton and Easton, to Charles Henry Douglass, African American entrepreneur and owner of the Douglass Theatre, dated July 27, 1926, regarding a possible show at the Douglass Theatre. Easton writes that he is traveling south to see his mother and explains that he was supposed to have visited the previous week but was held over. Easton proposes to put on a show at the Douglass Theatre while he is in town. He mentions that he will bring only his male partner, and that he still has his organ. He adds that he will not write to Mr. "Reevins" because he cannot come to terms with him. This may be a reference to Sam E. Reevin, the manager of Theatre Owners Booking Association (T.O.B.A.), a Tennessee-based booking agency from 1920 to the 1930s for African American vaudeville acts, (see [dbr047], [dbr048], and [dbr049] of the Douglass Theatre Web site). If so, it appears that Easton is attempting to work without an agent.
repository: Middle Georgia Archives
collection: Charles Henry Douglass business records
box: 21
folder: 204
item: 15

Macon (Ga.)
Bibb County (Ga.)
Savannah (Ga.)
Douglass Theatre (Macon, Ga.)
Reevin, Sam E.
Douglass, Charles Henry, 1870-1940
Easton Trio (Musical group)
African American actors
African American entertainers
African American musicians
African American composers
Entertainment events--Georgia--Macon
Letters (correspondence)

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Earl Theatre
Washington D.C. June 27th/ 26
Mr. C. H. Douglass
c/o [care of] Douglass Theatre Macon Ga. [Georgia]
Dear Friend.

Just a line from your Old, to let you know That I. am Coming South to See my Mother, I was to be there Last week. but on account of beaing [being] Held over I am a Week behind. but I am leaving to night [tonight], and will Spend all of the of the 28th. I am bringing my Burnt Cork, now if you whould [would] to play my Team. as an added Attraction I whould [would] like to Come. at your Figurs [Figures]. I have a Trio but, as a Visit I will Only Bring my Male Pardner [Partner]. He is Good ask any about him and I still Have the Organ, I wont write Mr, Reevins as I cant come to Terms with,

Yours Truly
[Signed] Sidney Easton.
Formly [Formerly] Easton and Easton.

Sa nannah [Savannah] Address, 246 East Boundry St [Street] , C/o [care of] Harrison.