Document: dbr069 [view transcript]
Letter: Nashville, Tennessee to Ben Stein, Macon, Georgia, 1927 Nov. 9
author: Starr, Milton
extent:  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
Page:  [view image]
[Note: This document contains typewritten, handwritten, and printed text.]
[typewritten text: Nov. [November] 9, 1927.
Mr. Ben Stein
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]