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|Type:||Letters (correspondence) | Text|
|Creator:||Reevin, Sam E.|
|Title:||Letter: Chattanooga, Tennessee to William M. Smith, Macon, Georgia, 1927 Sept. 6|
|Date:||1927 Sept. 6|
|Description:||Letter from Sam E. Reevin, manager 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 William M. Smith, manager of the Douglass Theatre, dated September 6, 1927, regarding logistics concerning the appearance of the Ma Rainey company at the Douglass Theatre. Reevin writes to confirm that Smith will play the Ma Rainey company on a fifty-fifty basis the following week. He complains that it is unusual for the show to play on a fifty-fifty basis. Reevin explains that Ma Rainey's company will not need tickets, as she travels in her own bus, but that because she is coming from Augusta, she will need thirty-five dollars to pay for the promotional cards that she ordered for the Douglass Theatre. He asks Smith to send her the amount, providing the show schedule so that Smith can forward the cash to her. Reevin remarks that he encloses a show-form (not included with this document) and says that he will advise Smith as soon as he can if he is able to secure the Eddie Lemons Dashing Dinah Company per Smith's terms (see dbr057 and dbr067 of the Douglass Theatre Web site). He adds that if he cannot get the show, he will advise Smith about alternatives as quickly as possible. Dashing Dinah, produced by Lemons, featured Lemons, Homer Hubbard, Rogers and Rogers, Leroy Phillips, Charles Barry, Isadore Price, Willie Taylor, Jack "Ginger" Wiggins, Christina Gray, and String Beans Price. There is evidence that Rainey played the Douglass Theatre at a later date, since a subsequent receipt dated February 14, 1928, from Theatre Owners Booking Association (T.O.B.A.) to Ben Stein, refers to the act "Ma Rainey and her Paramount Flappers" (see dbr047 of the Douglass Theatre Web site).|
Document ID: dbr056.
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 | Rainey, Ma, 1886-1939 | Lemons, Eddie | Lenox Theatre (Augusta, Ga.) | Royal Theatre (Columbia, S.C.) | Women blues musicians--United States | Blues musicians--United States | Blues (Music)--Georgia | Blues (Music)--To 1931 | African Americans--Music | Musicians--Employment--Georgia--Macon | Entertainment events--Georgia--Macon | Theaters--Georgia--Macon | Advertising--Georgia--Macon | Dashing Dinah (Musical show : 1927) | Macon (Ga.) | Bibb County (Ga.) | Augusta (Ga.) | Richmond County (Ga.) | Columbia (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 205, document 4.|
|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:dbr056|
|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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