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Letter: Valdosta, Georgia to Ben Stein, Macon, Georgia, possibly 1927

author: Stein, Luke
extent: [2] p.
date: [1927?]
summary: Letter from Luke Stein, owner and manager of the Palace Theatre in Valdosta, Georgia, to his brother Ben Stein, owner and manager of the Douglass Theatre, probably dated 1927, regarding theater business. Luke asks whether or not Ben earned a profit from the prize fight and received money from the bank. He reports that he did good business on a road show, though it has been raining. Luke relates that the man with the film has sent advertising materials to Macon, and advises Ben to post the materials immediately in preparation for his show. He complains that he is not well and will not visit Macon on Sunday if he is still sick. Luke asks Ben what "the man in Jacksonville, Florida" wanted. He suggests that Ben may want to play "the man with the film" on both Thursday and Friday, but urges him to negotiate and make the performer pay for the film that would have played Friday, express shipping, and advertising paper. Luke notes that he has enclosed the performer's contract (not included with this document). He advises Ben to arrange for a second boxing match if the first one makes money. Luke mentions that if he is able to visit Macon on Sunday, he plans to stay for a few days to help. He advises Ben to convince First National to reschedule the picture they are playing on Thursday. Luke relates that Sam just came back from New York, complains that things are bad in Valdosta, and requests an immediate reply.
repository: Middle Georgia Archives
collection: Charles Henry Douglass business records
box: 22
folder: 223
item: 28

Macon (Ga.)
Valdosta (Ga.)
Bibb County (Ga.)
Lowndes County (Ga.)
Douglass Theatre (Macon, Ga.)
Palace Theatre (Valdosta, Ga.)
Reevin, Sam E.
Stein, Ben
Bank loans--Georgia--Macon
Motion picture theaters--Georgia--Valdosta
Motion picture theaters--Georgia--Macon
Feature films--Georgia--Macon
Contracts for work and labor--Georgia--Macon
Letters (correspondence)

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

[written text: [added text (appears to be different hand and ink): [ca. 1927]]

[printed text:

Valdosta, Ga. [Georgia],]

[typewritten text: Wednesday
Dear Ben;

I waited on your train in which you were on Sunday night ah ahd [and] persume [presume] you had gone to bed, I hope that you will let me know how you came out on the prize fight, and did you get the money from he [the] bank, It has been raining here constantly, we have a road show on his [this] week, and did a good business last night, [deleted text: [unclear text: and]] altho [although] there is pley lenty [plenty] of work, the man with the picture that you will play Thursday sent you the paper and hope you have already put it up, he was through here this morning and will play cordele tomorrow, I gave hime [him] all o f [of] the sslides [slides] and paper that I had, now it will be a job for youto o [you to go] through but you will save a lot of money, and you will always find t [at] least three of a kind, I beleive [believe] he will doa [do a] good business for you I was sick in bed friday and saturday, and am not right now have a ad [bad] cold and if I am in not better shape [deleted text: then] by sunday than I am now I wont [won't] come to Macon Sunday, But I hope to feel alright [all right] by then, What id [did] the Man in Jax [Jacksonville] want, If you pack your house on Thursday[deleted text: m], a and [and] you hink [think] that you can do better of [off] Friday with it than your other picture play him Friday, also but make him pay for the pictures pl us [plus] express and paper and send the film right back and ask for it again,

I am enclosing you his contract .There is no news towrite [to write] about et [let] me hear how you are gettong [getting] along, If the fight goes over big and u [you] make good money have the man stay and arrange another one for some time before the 6th, If I come Sunday I will stay a few days for you

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Be sure and get First National to take out the picture you are palys [plays] playing on thursday. Sam just came back from N Y [New York], and things are mighty bad here;. Let me hear from you at once;

[Signed] Lukie]