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Graphophone is Not a Nuisance - Odeon - crime

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Title Graphophone is Not a Nuisance - Odeon - crime
Date 4/24/1907
Item Type Newspaper (article)
Publication Wilmington Dispatch
Description Article regarding suit brought against A.F. Dahmer (in other articles he is identified as J.H. Dahmer and J.F. Dahmer), manager of Odeon theater for "maintaining a public nuisance" by operating a phonograph in front of his theater to attract patronage. Suit brought by D. Rountree, who operates boarding house across the street from the theater. This case was heard in mayor's court and the charges were dropped.
Notes This incident shows sometimes controversial ways theaters tried to attract customers.
Associated Venues Odeon
Associated Persons Dahmer, A. Fred
Associated Organizations
Repository Reaves Collection
Courtesy New Hanover Public Library