Document: dbr099  [view transcript]

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

author: Bailey, Tom
extent: [1] p.
date: November 9, 1927
summary: Letter from Tom Bailey of Bailey Vaudeville Circuit to Ben Stein, owner and manager of the Douglass Theatre, dated November 9, 1927, presenting Bailey's business proposition to handle the advertising needs of the Douglass Theatre. Bailey announces his intention to open a theater exchange based in Atlanta to provide accessories and advertising to regional theaters. He offers to provide a bundled advertising package covering the weekly program for the Douglass Theatre, asserting that he will save the Douglass Theatre charges on separate shipments. Bailey asks Stein to write to him for further details. It is unclear whether there is any connection between Tom Bailey and Charles F. Bailey, owner of the Eighty-One Theatre, a T.O.B.A. circuit theater, located on Decatur Street in Atlanta. Charles F. Bailey was known for being hard on performers. See Milton Starr's reaction to Bailey's efforts [dbr069] and another solicitation from Bailey [dbr100].
repository: Middle Georgia Archives
collection: Charles Henry Douglass business records
box: 21
folder: 204

Macon (Ga.)
Bibb County (Ga.)
Atlanta (Ga.)
Fulton County (Ga.)
Douglass Theatre (Macon, Ga.)
Bailey's Vaudeville Circuit (Atlanta, Ga.)
Stein, Ben
Entertainment events--Georgia
Commercial agents--Georgia--Atlanta
Advertising fliers--Georgia
Letters (correspondence)

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

Would you be interested in saving money and also worry with your posters?

I propose to open an exchange in Atlanta and purchase all accessories and forward them to your theatre under one package, thereby saving you a considerable amount of COD [Cash On Delivery] Charges, as well as saving money on advertising.

I am thoroughly familiar wi th [with] the operation of the accessory departments in the different exchanges and am quite sure that I can save you more than the normal sum which I will charge you for doing this work each week.

What I propose to do is to have you forward me your program each week and I will secure, from the exchanges, all the necessary advertising.

If you are interested in the above I will be more than pleased to go into details and show you just the amount of money it will save you and the trouble you will be relieved of. Just a two cent stamps will put you in touch with a money saving propostiition [proposition].

Very truly yours,]
[Signed] [written text: Tom Bailey]
[Signed] [typewritten text: Tom Bailey]