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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 scolds Ben for failing to write. He asks Ben to convince the sign painter to paint a banner for him and offers to send him a check for the cost. Luke discusses a boxing promoter, Bill Lang, who represents a fighter whom other fighters fear. He relates that Lang is willing to bring to Macon any boxer Ben would like. Luke adds that he would be willing to fight on Ben's terms and would agree to the terms of "winner take all." He advises Ben to arrange an elimination match, after which the winner would fight Tiger Flowers, a Georgia native who in 1926 was the first African American to capture the world middleweight championship. Flowers died in November of 1927 during an operation. Luke relates that he has a road show next week and asks how the cold weather has affected business at the Douglass Theatre. He remarks that business drops off sharply with the start of cold weather but soon picks up. Luke complains that since the three theatres in Valdosta are all showing big films, none of the theatres are making a profit. He reports that he and Frank are moving to the Patterson Hotel annex at Anna's request and asks Ben to let him know the availability of the sign painter at once.|
Document ID: dbr093.
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.) | Reevin, Sam E. | Flowers, Tiger, 1895-1927 | Mimms, Tanner | Lang, Bill, boxing manager | Stein, Ben | Palace Theatre (Valdosta, Ga.) | Tent shows--Georgia--Valdosta | Entertainment events--Georgia--Macon | Boxing--Georgia--Macon | Boxers--Georgia | Boxing matches--Georgia--Macon | Boxing managers--Georgia | Commercial agents--Georgia | Banners--Georgia--Valdosta | Sign painting--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 30.|
|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:dbr093|
|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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