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|Type:||Letters (correspondence) | Text|
|Creator:||Thomas, D. Ireland|
|Title:||Letter: Charleston, South Carolina to Charles Henry Douglass, Jr., Macon, Georgia, 1925 Aug. 21|
|Date:||1925 Aug. 21|
|Description:||Letter from D. Ireland Thomas, probably the owner of the Lincoln Theatre in Charleston, South Carolina and owner of the Lincoln Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee, to Charles Henry Douglass, Jr., African American entrepreneur and owner of the Douglass Theatre, dated August 21, 1925, regarding the possibility of hiring projectionist Harry Price for the Douglass Theatre. Thomas advises Douglass to mention his name when he writes to Price, and to mention to Price the salary and the hours he would have to work. Thomas describes Price as a reliable and competent projectionist. He also offers to send someone if Douglass will tell him the salary and hours for the position. Thomas mentions that he recently placed two people and that he has fewer people to place since more theaters are opening up. He thanks Douglass for complimenting his column in The Defender, possibly The Chicago Defender, an influential African American newspaper founded in 1905 by African American journalist Robert S. Abbott. Thomas laments that he had to stop writing the column while he was sick and busy with work. He reports that business was good over the summer and that he has the best projection in the South. Thomas brags that the owners of the "big white theatres up town" stop by to see his projection and lobby display and are ashamed to admit that a "colored theatre" has the best projection in Charleston. He ends by heartily complimenting Douglass for being a self-made man.|
Document ID: dbr054.
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.) | Price, Harry, projectionist | Douglass, Charles Henry, 1870-1940 | Lincoln Theatre (Charleston, S.C.) | Chicago defender (Chicago, Ill. : 1909) | African American newspapers--South | Carolina--Charleston | Motion picture projectionists--Arkansas--Fort Smith | Motion picture projectionists--Georgia--Macon | Motion picture theaters--Georgia--Macon | Theaters--Employees | Macon (Ga.) | Bibb County (Ga.) | Charleston (S.C.)|
|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 21, folder 203, document 20.|
|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:dbr054|
|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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