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|Type:||Letters (correspondence) | Text|
|Creator:||Norman, Richard E., 1891-1961|
|Title:||Letter: Arlington, Florida to William M. Smith, Macon, Georgia, 1925 Dec. 2|
|Date:||1925 Dec. 2|
|Description:||Letter from Richard E. Norman, head of Norman Film Manufacturing Company, a Jacksonville-based, white independent film company active from 1921 to 1926 that specialized in outdoor adventure films for African American audiences, to William M. Smith, manager of the Douglass Theatre, dated December 2, 1925, regarding scheduling of film rentals. Acknowledging that Smith will not be able to show The Crimson Skull because of another feature booked on the same date, Norman suggests December 15th or 16th as a more convenient date to show The Crimson Skull or The Green Eyed Monster. He adds that Steve Reynolds, a one-legged star, will come to advertise the films. Norman asks that Smith specify date and feature on a signed contract and promises to rush advertising materials on receipt. The western, The Crimson Skull, was released in 1921 and featured Anita Bush, Lawrence Chenault, Steve Reynolds, and Bill Pickett, a world champion rodeo rider. The Green Eyed Monster, also released in 1921, starred Jack Austin and Louise Dunbar and was based on the story, "The Man Who Could Turn White."|
Document ID: dbr018.
Digital image and encoded transcription of an original manuscript, scanned, transcribed and encoded by the Digital Library of Georgia in 2005, as part of Georgia HomePLACE. This project is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
|Subjects:||Douglass Theatre (Macon, Ga.) | Smith, William M., theater manager | Norman Film Manufacturing Company | Adventure films--Florida | Western films--Florida | Race in motion pictures | Race films--United States | Motion picture theaters--Georgia--Macon | Film posters--Georgia | Advertising--Motion pictures--Georgia--Macon | Commercial agents--Florida | Crimson skull (Motion picture : 1921) | Green-eyed monster (Motion picture : 1921) | Man who could turn white | Macon (Ga.) | Bibb County (Ga.) | Jacksonville (Fla.)|
|Contributors:||Middle Georgia Archives|
|Online Publisher:||[Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia, 2005|
|Original Material:|| p. | Manuscript held by the Middle Georgia Archives, Washington Memorial Library, Charles Henry Douglass, Jr. business records, 1906-1967, box 19, folder 169, document 42.|
|Rights and Usage:||Please consult the Middle Georgia Archives re: reproduction and usage.|
Cite as: [title of item], Theater Records Series, Charles Henry Douglass, Jr. Business Records, 1906-1967, Middle Georgia Archives, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
|Related Materials:||Blues, Black vaudeville, and the silver screen, 1912-1930s (Digital Library of Georgia) GAGAL|
|Persistent Link to Item:||http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/dtrm/id:dbr018|
|Related Institutions:||Digital Library of Georgia|
Middle Georgia Archives
|Collection Information:||The Blues, Black Vaudeville, and the Silver Screen, 1912-1930s: Selections from the Records of Macon's Douglass Theatre|
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