Baral, Robert

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Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1905, Robert Baral was a freelance writer-journalist, and occasionally, a publicist centering his activities mainly in New York. In addition to contributing to Variety, he wrote two books, one of which, Revue, prompted him to begin a collection of miscellaneous materials relating to Florenz Ziegfeld and the revue era in American theater. He lived and worked from his apartment in the New York Athletic Club for many years. He died in 1980.

From the guide to the Robert Baral papers, 1876-1980, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

Robert Baral (1905-1980) was a free-lance writer, journalist, and sometime publicist.

Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Robert Baral moved to New York as an adult, and centered his professional activities there for the rest of his life. He wrote primarily about show business, specifically the sketch-based form of musical entertainment known as the revue. Books written by Robert Baral include REVUE: THE GREAT BROADWAY PERIOD and TURN WEST ON 23RD: A TOAST TO NEW YORK'S OLD CHELSEA. He also worked on a book about showman Florenz "Flo" Ziegfeld, which was never completed or published.

From the description of Robert Baral papers, 1876-1980. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122465423

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referencedIn Unidentified costume design drawing of a black woman, n.d. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Baral, Robert. Robert Baral papers, 1876-1980. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Reynolds, James, 1891-. James Reynolds costume designs, 1920-1921. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Robert Baral papers, 1876-1980 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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