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|Type:||Letters (correspondence) | Text|
|Title:||Letter: Valdosta, Georgia to Ben Stein, Macon, Georgia, possibly 1927|
|Description:||Letter from Luke Stein, owner and manager of the Palace Theatre in Valdosta, Georgia, to his brother Ben Stein, owner and manager of the Douglass Theatre, probably dated 1927, regarding theater business. Luke asks whether or not Ben earned a profit from the prize fight and received money from the bank. He reports that he did good business on a road show, though it has been raining. Luke relates that the man with the film has sent advertising materials to Macon, and advises Ben to post the materials immediately in preparation for his show. He complains that he is not well and will not visit Macon on Sunday if he is still sick. Luke asks Ben what "the man in Jacksonville, Florida" wanted. He suggests that Ben may want to play "the man with the film" on both Thursday and Friday, but urges him to negotiate and make the performer pay for the film that would have played Friday, express shipping, and advertising paper. Luke notes that he has enclosed the performer's contract (not included with this document). He advises Ben to arrange for a second boxing match if the first one makes money. Luke mentions that if he is able to visit Macon on Sunday, he plans to stay for a few days to help. He advises Ben to convince First National to reschedule the picture they are playing on Thursday. Luke relates that Sam just came back from New York, complains that things are bad in Valdosta, and requests an immediate reply.|
Document ID: dbr091.
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.) | Palace Theatre (Valdosta, Ga.) | Reevin, Sam E. | Stein, Ben | Bank loans--Georgia--Macon | Boxing--Georgia--Macon | Motion picture theaters--Georgia--Valdosta | Motion picture theaters--Georgia--Macon | Feature films--Georgia--Macon | Contracts for work and labor--Georgia--Macon | Macon (Ga.) | Bibb County (Ga.) | Valdosta (Ga.) | Lowndes 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 28.|
|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:dbr091|
|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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