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|Type:||Letters (correspondence) | Text|
|Title:||Letter: to Ben Stein, Macon, Georgia, possibly between 1927 and 1929|
|Description:||Letter from Frank to Ben Stein, owner and manager of the Douglass Theatre, probably dated between 1927 and 1929, regarding film scheduling and advertisement. Frank explains that he received Stein's letter after he had already booked shows for the month of March but affirms that he can do some business on a colored picture. He asks Stein to send him one on Thursday and Friday in two weeks and to order the paper for him. Frank asks Stein to make sure the show has not previously played there, and cautions that all Bromberg shows, possibly referring to films distributed by Arthur C. Bromberg Independent Attractions, have played in Jacxon [sic]. He hopes that Stein did not have the rain he has had for the last two weeks. Alluding that the rain has hurt business, Frank complains that the road show Silas Green made only $12.00 for both matinee and night shows. He adds that he could use a good show that is not too big if Stein would let him know in plenty of time to get the advertising out. Frank ends with good wishes for Stein's family. The show, Silas Green from New Orleans, toured the South continuously from 1904 to the early 1940s. Salem Tutt Whitney wrote the original show and gave it to African American showman Eph Williams. Charles Collier purchased a half interest in the show, and upon Williams' death, his heirs sold the remaining portion to Collier.|
Document ID: dbr097.
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.) | Stein, Ben | Silas Green from New Orleans (Musical show) | Motion picture theaters--Georgia | Theaters--Georgia | Feature films--Georgia | Race films--United States | Vaudeville--Georgia | Entertainment events--Georgia | Advertising--Georgia | Advertising fliers--Georgia | Tent shows--Georgia--Valdosta | 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 38.|
|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:dbr097|
|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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