Dix, Beulah Marie, 1876-1970

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Beulah Marie Dix was born in Kingston, Massachusetts, in 1876. Educated at public schools in Plymouth and Chelsea, Dix entered Radcliffe College at the age of 16, where she concentrated in history and literature. She was the first woman to win the George B. Sohier Prize offered for the best thesis submitted by an undergraduate or graduate of Harvard or Radcliffe in English. Dix sold her first story to Lippincott's Magazine and, while in college, wrote several plays for the Idler Club. She earned a retrospective Phi Beta Kappa and received her A.B., summa cum laude, in 1897, and her M.A. in 1898. After graduation, she worked as a writer, producing juvenile stories, short stories, novels and plays. Her first book, Hugh Gwyneth, was followed by short stories published in Harper's, Good Housekeeping and the Delineator. In 1910, she married George H. Flebbe, a real estate broker, and moved to Hollywood in 1916. For the next 16 years, she wrote original screen plays, continuities, and dialogue for Paramount, DeMille RKO, and Fox studios.

From the description of Papers, 1895-1916 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232009699

Beulah Marie Dix Flebbe (1876-1970) was born in Kingston, Massachusetts and educated at Radcliffe. She was the first woman to win the George B. Sohier Prize at Harvard. At Radcliffe she wrote plays for the Radcliffe Idler Club. After graduation she joined the Boston Author's Club, where she met Mrs. Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland and collaborated with her in playwriting. She was married in 1910 to Georg Heinrich Flebbe, a book importer. He moved to Los Angeles during World War I, where Mrs. Flebbe worked for Cecil B. DeMille and Jesse L. Lasky, writing original screen plays and adaptations. Some of her own stories were made into motion pictures including Their Own Desire and the Life of Jimmy Dolan.

From the guide to the Beulah Marie Dix Flebbe papers, 1885-1966, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries)

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referencedIn Hull, Josephine, 1877-1957. Papers, 1899-1960 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication, 1882-1931. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Thomas Wentworth Higginson correspondence, 1843-1911. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1871-1957 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Beulah Marie Dix Flebbe papers, 1885-1966 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
creatorOf Dix, Beulah Marie, 1876-1970. Across the border : a play of the present in one act / by Dix. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924. The dream girl [collection] : a musical comedy / book and lyrics by Rida Johnson Young and Harold Richard Atteridge ; music by Victor Herbert and Sigmund Romberg. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Dix, Beulah Marie, 1876-1970. Papers, 1895-1916 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Hull, Josephine, 1877-1957. Papers, 1871-1957 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Additional papers, ca. 1870-1922. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Rosamond B. Loring collection of printed endpapers, 1900-1950 (inclusive), 1920-1941 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn White, Sallie Elizabeth Joy. Papers, 1828-1936 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
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associatedWith Hart, Alfred Bushnell. person
associatedWith Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924. person
associatedWith Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911 person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Hull, Josephine, 1877-1957. person
associatedWith Josephine (Sherwood) Hull, 1877-1957 person
associatedWith Kittredge, George Lyman, 1860-1941. person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Loring, Rosamund B. (Rosamond Bowditch), 1889-1950 person
associatedWith Peabody, Josephine Preston, 1874-1922 person
associatedWith Radcliffe College corporateBody
associatedWith Radcliffe College. Class of 1897. corporateBody
associatedWith White, Sallie Elizabeth Joy. person
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American literature--20th century
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Birth 1876

Death 1970-09-25




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