Charles "Slim" Timblin

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Charles "Slim" Timblin - 9Svp- CHARLES TIMBLIN. who has the leadine role...
9Svp- CHARLES TIMBLIN. who has the leadine role of Jeeter Lifter in VJ "Tobacco Road," is probably the only living white man who tried voiuniaruy ia joia a oeorgia en am gang The story is told that Timblin was playing through the South with a musical comedy company when Broadway producer offered the actor a starring role the following season . . . if he would play it in blackface Remembering he knew no colored dialect . . , and being young and ad venturous . . . Timblin decided to break the law to get himself a 30-day hitch with a Georgia chain gang . . . heaved a brick through a win dow in Atlanta . . . and confessed to a judge, who GAVE HIM EMPLOY. MENT with a railroad gang of Ne aroes. IT WAS IN THIS MANNER that the popular Broadway comedian ab sorbed the speech that has made him the greatest authority on Negro dia lect in the theatrical profession. ' 1 . r" "-WtlH'.';.'! 7 WW-; lr;V il i LI YOU'LL HAVE AN OPPORTON ITY to see Charles Timblin and other well known actors in Jack Kirkland't famous drama of the poor whites of the South on the Majestic Theater stage Friday evening and Saturday afternoon ana evening. Charles Timblin, popular Broadway comedian, who portrays leading; role of Jeeter Lester In "Tobacco Road," coming to the Majestle stage Friday and Saturday. musical comedy, "Colleen," until Friday, "Giro Vt This Night" and "Tlmo thy's Quest" are the new feature of ferings today at the colonial and Victoria, respectively ... while the State carries on with lis pleasing

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  1. The Evening News,
  2. 31 Mar 1936, Tue,
  3. Page 17

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