Document: dbr069  [view transcript]

Letter: Nashville, Tennessee to Ben Stein, Macon, Georgia, 1927 Nov. 9


author: Starr, Milton
extent: [1] p.
date: November 9, 1927
summary: Letter from Milton Starr, president 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 Ben Stein, owner and manager of the Douglass Theatre, dated November 9, 1927, addressing a rumor that Stein has affiliated with or taken bookings from another agent, Mr. Bailey in Atlanta, presumably Bailey's Vaudeville Circuit (see also [dbr099] and [dbr100]). Starr requests a letter from Stein concerning his relations with Bailey, asserting that Stein owes him a reply based on their past relations.
repository: Middle Georgia Archives
collection: Charles Henry Douglass business records
box: 21A
folder: 214
item: 17

subjects:
Macon (Ga.)
Bibb County (Ga.)
Douglass Theatre (Macon, Ga.)
Theatre Owners Booking Association
Stein, Ben
Theaters--Georgia--Macon
Negotiation--Tennessee--Nashville
Entertainment events--Georgia--Macon
Commercial agents--Tennessee--Nashville
Letters (correspondence)




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

[printed text:
MILTON STARR, PRESIDENT[Note: Text is red, framed by a single black rectangular line]
T. O. B. A.
[THEATRE OWNERS BOOKING ASSOCIATION]]
SAM E. REEVIN, TREAS. [TREASURER] & MGR. [MANAGER]
[Note: Text is red, underlined in black, and divided centrally by an African American caricature]
 Theatre Owners Booking Association] 
CHICAGO OFFICE
OVERTON BUILDING
3621 S. [SOUTH] STATE ST. [STREET]
MARTIN KLEIN, MGR. [MANAGER]
CHATTANOOGA OFFICE
VOLUNTEER BUILDING
SAM E. REEVIN, MGR. [MANAGER]
WASHINGTON OFFICE
1223 SEVENTH ST. [STREET] , N. W. [NORTHWEST]
S. H. DUDLEY, MGR. [MANAGER]
 OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
BIJOU THEATRE BUILDING
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE]
 


[typewritten text: Nov. [November] 9, 1927.
Mr. Ben Stein
Douglass Theatre
Macon, Ga. [Georgia]
Dear Mr. Stein:

I have heard the rumor that you have formed some affiliation with Mr. Bailey of Atlanta for the booking of shows, or that you have taken bookings from him.

I would greatly appreciate it very much if you would drop me a line and advise me what your relations with Mr. Bailey are, if there are any.

In view of our past relations, I feel that you owe me the courtesy of a reply to this inquiry and would be grateful to you if you would reply by return mail.

With kind regards, I remain,


Yours very truly,]
[Signed] [written text: Milton Starr]