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Letter: Chattanooga, Tennessee to Charles Henry Douglass, Macon, Georgia, 1925 Oct. 14


author: Reevin, Sam E.
extent: [1] p.
date: October 14, 1925
summary: Letter from Sam E. Reevin, manager and treasurer of Theatre Owners Booking Association (T.O.B.A.), a Tennessee-based booking agency from 1920 to the 1930s for African American vaudeville acts, to Charles Henry Douglass, African American entrepreneur and owner of the Douglass Theatre, dated October 14, 1925, regarding a possible appearance by Charles Anderson at the Douglass Theatre. Reevin informs Douglass that he will arrange for Charles Anderson to play in Macon, Georgia, even though Anderson seems to avoid going to Macon. He reminds Douglass that Anderson disappointed him previously. Reevin explains that he is bringing Anderson to Chattanooga, possibly to the Liberty Theatre, the week of October 26 and says that he will work to convince Anderson to play in Macon. He asserts that since Anderson will play Birmingham, Alabama, possibly at the Frolic Theatre, during the week of November 2, Douglass can expect him the week of November 9, as Reevin promises do his utmost to get Anderson to accept the engagement in Macon. Reevin says he will let Douglass know if Anderson accepts the engagement, and will advise Douglass of other acts he can send to complete the bill for that week, as the acts that are playing with Anderson in Birmingham have already played for Douglass.
repository: Middle Georgia Archives
collection: Charles Henry Douglass business records
box: 21
folder: 211
item: 4

subjects:
Macon (Ga.)
Bibb County (Ga.)
Douglass Theatre (Macon, Ga.)
Theatre Owners Booking Association
Douglass, Charles Henry, 1870-1940
Anderson, Charles, performer
Contracts for work and labor--Georgia--Macon
Negotiation--Georgia--Macon
African American musicians--Employment--Georgia--Macon
Theaters--Georgia--Macon
Entertainment events--Georgia--Macon
Commercial agents--Tennessee--Nashville
Vaudeville--Georgia--Macon
Letters (correspondence)




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

[printed text:
MILTON STARR,
PRESIDENT
 SAM E. REEVIN,
TREAS. [TREASURER] & MGR. [MANAGER]
[Note: Red and black lines frame the text, accompanied by a decorative arch around each letter of the acronym. A winged hourglass hangs below the framed text. Text colors are black and red]
T O B A
THEATRE OWNERS BOOKING ASSOCIATION]
SUITE 441-442-443-444
VOLUNTEER STATE LIFE BLDG. [BUILDING]
 TELEPHONE
MAIN 5530
 CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE] 

[typewritten text: Oct. [October] 14th, 1925.
Mr. C. H. Douglass,
Douglass Theatre,
Macon, Ga. [Georgia]
Dear Mr. Douglass:

I have yours, concerning playing Charles Anderson -- will gladly arrange for him to play Macon, but for some reason it seems that he refrains from going into Macon -- you remember last time he disappointed you, and not desiring to take any more chances, I am bringing him into Chattanooga for the week of October 26th, and while he is here I will have a talk with him, and give him contracts for Macon -- He will play Birmingham the week of November 2nd, and you can expect him the week of November 9th, for I will do my utmost to see that he accepts Macon, and will advise you as soon as I talk with him if everything is O. K. and whom I can send you to complete the bill for that week, for two Acts that have already played for you will be on the bill in Birmingham with Charles Anderson, and will have to secure other Acts for your house that week, and advise you in plenty of time.

Kindest regards, I remain,


Yours very truly,]
[Signed] [written text: Sam E Reevin]
[typewritten text: Manager-
ser [Sam E. Reevin] -lsn.]