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|Type:||Letters (correspondence) | Text|
|Creator:||Williams, Homer H.|
|Title:||Letter: Columbus, Georgia to William M. Smith, Macon, Georgia, 1925 Apr. 4|
|Date:||1925 Apr. 4|
|Description:||Letter from Homer H. Williams, manager of the Liberty Theatre in Columbus, Georgia, to William Smith, manager of the Douglass Theatre, dated April 4, 1925, regarding the availability of vaudeville shows for the Liberty Theatre. Williams asks Smith if it would be possible for Smith to send vaudeville shows to him, if only once a month. He explains that he did not answer Smith's last letter right away because his stage was not yet complete, but that now they are prepared to accommodate almost any show that travels south. Williams claims Mr. Reevin, probably Sam E. Reevin, treasurer and manager of Theatre Owners Booking Association (T.O.B.A.), answered a letter stating that the Dream Theatre, owned by Ma Rainey and a member of the T.O.B.A. circuit, would get bookings on all shows coming to Columbus. He expresses his feeling that this is unfair to the show people traveling south who must pass up Columbus, when he has an eleven-hundred person capacity house to accommodate their shows. Williams asserts that if they can pack people in with a movie, then there is no telling what they could do with big acts. He asks for any information that Smith can give or attractions that are available to play their house.|
Document ID: dbr081.
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 | Reevin, Sam E. | Liberty Theatre (Columbus, Ga.) | Theatre Owners Booking Association | Theaters--Georgia--Columbus | Revues--Georgia--Columbus | Vaudeville--Georgia--Columbus | Entertainment events--Georgia--Columbus | Business referrals--Georgia--Columbus | Macon (Ga.) | Bibb County (Ga.) | Columbus (Ga.) | Muscogee County (Ga.)|
|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 22, folder 223, document 3.|
|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:dbr081|
|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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