George Brinton Beal papers, circus collection, and other theatricalcollections, 1862-1969.


George Brinton Beal papers, circus collection, and other theatricalcollections, 1862-1969.

Personal papers of and materials collected by American critic, editor,lecturer, and writer George Brinton Beal. Especially concerns the circus, rodeo,theater, and other forms of popular entertainment.

31 boxes (12 linear ft.)






SNAC Resource ID: 6385213

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Murray, Peggy (person)

Fellows, Dexter W. (Dexter William), 1871-1937 (person)

Clark and McCullough Comedy Team (corporateBody)

Harold's Elephants (corporateBody)

CARSON, JOHN M. (person)

Pickel, Anne (person)

Hugo Zaccnini (person)

Bayly, Charles, Jr. (person)

Phillip Hale (person)

Hamid-Morton Three Ring Circus (corporateBody)

John Bromfield (person)

Harry Mack (person)

Parks, Ora O. (person)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. (corporateBody)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, a leading American film production company, was established in 1924, an amalgam of three older production companies: Metro Pictures Corporation, Goldwyn Pictures Corporation and Louis B. Mayer Pictures, and was under the corporate control of the exhibiting concern, Loew's Inc. From the guide to the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films and personalities scrapbooks, 1920-1944, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), the ...

Lloyd D. Hickerson, photographer. (person)

Ella Harris. (person)

Roberts, Lucyle (person)

Fellows, Dexter. (person)

Pond, Irving K. (Irving Kane), 1857-1939 (person)

Rodeo Association of America (corporateBody)

Shriner's Hospitals for Crippled Children. (corporateBody)

Rude, Ike (person)

Dill's Circus (corporateBody)

Bruce, Annie, recipient. (person)

Kyes, Henry. (person)

Berlo, Madeline (person)

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows (corporateBody)

Ward, J. C., photographer. (person)

Al G. Barnes and Sells-Floto Combined Circus. (corporateBody)

Register and Tribune Syndicate Photoservice, photographer. (corporateBody)

Ringling, William Otto, 1858-1911 (person)

Otto Ringling was an American Circusman, businessman, and the third oldest of the Ringling brothers. He was the co-founder of the Ringling Bros. World's Greatest Shows. He was called the "Lieutenant General" of the Ringling family....

Glen Dale (person)

Long, Hughey (person)

J. C. Wade. (person)

Mix, Tom, 1880-1940 (person)

Motion picture actor and director. From the description of Autograph, ca. 1920. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122536443 ...

Kimrus Daredevil Aerialists (corporateBody)

Sharon Sanitarium (Sharon, Mass.) (corporateBody)

Lulu (person)

Althoff, Carola (person)

Tarver, Jim. (person)

J. C. Ward. (person)

Strobridge Lithograph Company (Cincinnati, Ohio), recipient. (corporateBody)

Francis Errol Dickey, Jr. (person)

Michiko (person)

North, John Ringling, 1903-1985 (person)

John Ringling North (August 14, 1903 – June 4, 1985). His mother, Ida, was the sister of the Ringling brothers. North worked for the Ringling brothers' real estate companies and for the circus during the summers. After the death of his uncle John Ringling in 1936, North became president and director of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows Inc....

Hoffe, Monckton, 1880-1951 (person)

Cole, David, 1928- (person)

Ann Andrews (person)

Alexander, Roy, 1931- (person)

G. W. Lillie (person)

Witzel Photo, photographer. (corporateBody)

Gustave Rujo? (person)

McLain, Captain Walter (person)

Kaarin (person)

Gruebling, Irma (person)

Charlie (person)

Sabine Eggerth (person)

Vincent Escudero (person)

..., Jenny (person)

Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917 (person)

Buffalo Bill was employed as a scout by the United States 5th Cavalry, 1868-1872. In 1869 he participated in the Battle of Summit Springs, Colorado, in which the 5th Cavalry defeated Cheyenne Indians. From the description of Letter : Saint Louis, Missouri, to Joseph Witherspoon Cook, Greenwood, South Dakota, 1896 May 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702162229 From the description of Letter : Saint Louis, Mo., to Joseph Witherspoon Cook, Greenwood, S.D., 1896 May 23. (Unkno...

Hertzberg, Harry (person)

Hunt, Mrs. Jane (person)

Clark, Earnestine (person)

Brown, Bernie (person)

Downie Bros. Big 3 Ring Circus (corporateBody)

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Company and Congress of Rough Riders of the World (corporateBody)

Murphy, Hardy (person)

Myer, Harry (person)

Saunders, Lloyd (person)

James Hargis Connelly (Chicago) (corporateBody)

Walkmirs. (corporateBody)

Vandamm Studio, photographer. (corporateBody)

Fine Arts Theatre (Boston, Mass.). (corporateBody)

W.C.O.P. Radio Station (Boston, Mass.). (corporateBody)

Merrill White (person)

Deane, Sunny, photographer. (person)

Powell, Arthur (person)

Wood, Opal (person)

West, Julian, 1904-1981 (person)

Stewart, Johnny (person)

Chapman, Ed. (person)

Griebling, Otto. (person)

Snyder, Dayton, photographer. (person)

Marc Platt (person)

Marlene Cameron (person)

Gary Cooper Guest Ranches (Gary, Montana) (corporateBody)

Original Dixieland Jazz band (corporateBody)

Roudenko, Lubov (person)

Ned Wayburn Institutes of Dancing. (corporateBody)

Nordica, Lillian, 1857-1914 (person)

American soprano. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Imperial Hotel," 15 February [n.y.], to Mr. [Joseph] Bennett, [n.y.] Feb. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582982 ...

Ardelty, Elly. (person)

Red Eagle, Henry, Chief. (person)

Fred W. Glasier, photographer. (person)

Peggy Udell (person)

Jacobs, E. M. (person)

William G. Schultz (person)

Michel Auclair (person)

Heck, J.C. (person)

Kreutzberg, Harold (person)

Barnum and Bailey (corporateBody)

Chester T. Holbrook. (person)

Bertie Straight (person)

Downie Bros. Circus (corporateBody)

Ackermann-Quigley Litho. Co. (Kansas City), printer. (corporateBody)

Escalante, Esther (person)

Carolyn Tanner (person)

Milo Laraway (person)

Wigman, Mary, 1886-1973 (person)

Mary Wigman, German modern dancer and choreographer, was born Mary Wiegmann, November 13, 1886 in Hanover. She trained first with Emile Jaques-Dalcroze in Hellerau and Dresden and later with Rudolf von Laban in Anscona, Switzerland and in Munich. Her debut as a concert dancer and choreographer occurred in 1919. Successful performances encouraged her to open her own school in Dresden, where among her first students were Yvonne Georgi, Gert Palucca, and Harald Kreutzberg. By 1925, her students inc...

Barry & Ella Gray Marionettes (corporateBody)

Buck, Frank (person)

Bill Owen (person)

Pearson, Bertie (person)

Butler, Roland. (person)

Vincennes Zoo (Paris, France) (corporateBody)

Ringling Brothers (corporateBody)

Terrell, Zack (person)

Robinson, Josie DeMott. (person)

Hurok Musical Bureau, Inc. (corporateBody)

Frank Whitbeck. (person)

Loyal-Repenski Riding Act. (corporateBody)

Bryson, Arthur (person)

Ferguson, John C., photographer. (person)

Ann Thomas (person)

Salinas California Annual Rodeo (corporateBody)

J. D. Baron. (person)

Hastings, Mike (person)

Brown, Joe E. (person)

Wheeler, Shoshone (person)

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (person)

P & A Photos, photographer. (corporateBody)

Pagel's New Circus. (corporateBody)

Bowman, Everett (person)

Beal, George Brinton (person)

Beal (born ca. 1887) was an editor with the Boston Sunday Post daily newspaper, a drama critic of the Emerson Quarterly, a writer and photographer, and a collector of circus materials. In 1938 he published "Through the back door of the circus". From the description of George Brinton Beal papers for Through the Back Door of the Circus. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 715100939 George Brinton Beal (born 1888 in Lawrence, Massachusetts) was an editor with...

Warrener, Bobbie. (person)

Salzburg Marionettes. (corporateBody)

McClure, Jake (person)

Gemze de Lappe (person)

The Leader-Post (Regina, Saskatchewan). (corporateBody)

Johnstone, Marjorie (person)

Walter L. Main Circus (corporateBody)

Majestic Theatre (corporateBody)

Prospect Park Zoo (Brooklyn, New York) (corporateBody)

Ray McDonald (person)

Benson, John T. (person)

Butler, Roland, artist. (corporateBody)

Suarez, Olga (person)

Ward, James C., photographer. (person)

Gordon Sebert (person)

Shepley, Earl. (person)

Delphic Studios (New York). (corporateBody)

Esther Fernandez (person)

Starr, Bee. (person)

Wenzell, Paul. (person)

Broadbent, Betty (person)

Lillian Leitzel Codona (person)

Lovejoy, Catherine Elizabeth. (person)

Le Verne Busher (person)

Circus Schumann (corporateBody)

Sale, Sally (person)

Kelly, Emmett, 1898-1979 (person)

Whiteman, Paul, 1890-1967 (person)

Tatum, Josephine (person)

Fernekes, Frank A., photographer. (person)

May, Nana (person)

Bell, Floyd (person)

Jacobs, Terrell (person)

Beal, George Brinton (person)

Beal (born ca. 1887) was an editor with the Boston Sunday Post daily newspaper, a drama critic of the Emerson Quarterly, a writer and photographer, and a collector of circus materials. In 1938 he published "Through the back door of the circus". From the description of George Brinton Beal papers for Through the Back Door of the Circus. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 715100939 George Brinton Beal (born 1888 in Lawrence, Massachusetts) was an editor with...

Charlotte Cushman Club of Boston. (corporateBody)

Morrow, Doretta (person)

May Kovar. (person)

Nicholi, Marquita (person)

Shutta, Ethel, 1896-1976 (person)

Isa Gunther (person)

Bartoni, Fritzi. (person)

Ronald Sinclair (person)

C. E. L. Wingate (person)

Davis, Charles E. (Charles Ernest), 1942- (person)

Lucas, Tad (person)

Chester Photo Service, photographer. (corporateBody)

Terry Moore (person)

Bruce, Ginnie. (person)

Quick, Roy (person)

David Warfield (person)

Terry Kilburn (person)

Craven, Robin, 1906-1978 (person)

Robin Craven (1906-1978) was an actor and model. He was born in England, and appeared on the stage in both England and the United States....

Underwood & Underwood, photographer. (corporateBody)

Bergman, Caryl (person)

Nelson, Marie (person)

George, Betty (person)

Carr, Ann (person)

Burroughs, Betty, sculptor. (person)

Mary Erdlitz Crowell. (person)

Charlotte (person)

Edith Waters. (person)

Thompson, Claire Belcher. (person)

Suffolk-Downs (corporateBody)

Nelson, Adele (person)

Darryl Hickman (person)

Rewah Durbar, Maharaja of (person)

Johnson, Martin, 1896-1983 (person)

Epithet: of Yalding Kent British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001124.0x000117 ...

George O'Brien. (person)

Rudynoffs. (person)

O'Dell, Cese (person)

Endrey (Paris) (corporateBody)

Jimmy Hunt (person)

Lewis Bros. Big 3 Ring Circus. (corporateBody)

St. Paul’s Cathedral (London, England). Choir (corporateBody)

Bertram W. Mills Circus at Olympia. (corporateBody)

Sheffield, Johnny, 1931-2010 (person)

Elsbeth Sigmund (person)

Great Christmas Circus at Olympia (corporateBody)

Ellis, Patricia. (person)

Hendrickson, Fred, photographer. (person)

Wood, James Lennox (person)

Cirkus Schumann (corporateBody)

Smith, Gordon, artist. (person)

Pressley, Dorothy. (person)

Sparks World Famous Shows. (corporateBody)

Champi 1900-1973 (person)

Elizabeth Fraser (person)

Earl Lucky Teeter Stunt Driving Act (corporateBody)

Byron, Shirley (person)

Joan McCrasten? (person)

The Flying Codonas: photographs. (person)

Montagne, William L. (person)

The Flying Valentines (corporateBody)

Chloupek, James V. (person)

Ralph M. Fogleman (person)

Stout, M., artist. (person)

Harris, Ella (person)

John Steuart Curry, 1897-1946 (person)

Nicholas Vasilieff (person)

Burns M. Kattenberg (person)

Robert E. Bobby Hutchins) (person)

Shaver, Buster (person)

Codona, Vera Bruce. (person)

Ginger Harrison (person)

Jerome T. Harriman (person)

Nelson, Genevieve (person)

John Kriza (person)

A. F. Donnell, photographer. (person)

Galina Talva. (person)

Graves, Jammie (person)

Harris, Rodney (person)

Betty Long (person)

Chesty. (person)

Associated press (corporateBody)

Les Carrays (corporateBody)

Bostock & Wombwell. (corporateBody)

Acme Newspictures, photographer. (corporateBody)

Jerome, Paul. (person)

Brenner, Yul, 1920-1985 (person)

Ted Donaldson (person)

Clancy, Foghorn, 1882-1958 (person)

Sullivan, J. (John), 1937- (person)

Epithet: Right Hon British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000679.0x00000a Epithet: formerly Member of Council, Madras British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000679.0x000008 ...

Bowman, John (person)

Epithet: tidesman British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000473.0x00003b ...

Akeley, Carl, photographer. (person)

Cook Bros. Shows (corporateBody)

Edward Ward (person)

Lutz, Herbert (person)

Sobel, Bernard. (person)

Bernard Sobel (1887-1964) was an American playwright and drama critic. He was an active member of The Lambs, a theatrical social and dining club founded in New York 1874 as a companion club to the one of the same name formed in London in 1848. Members of The Lambs have included Fred Astaire, Cecil B. DeMille, Douglas Fairbanks, Will Rogers, Gene Autry, all the Barrymores, and a host of other "bright lights" of the theatre. Originally men only, The Lambs opened their dining room to w...

Bridges-Adams, W. (William), 1889-1965 (person)

Bridges-Adams was an English actor, theatrical historian, director and designer. Sprague (1885-1991) was an American Shakespearean scholar. From the description of Letters to Arthur Colby Sprague, 1948-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81313928 From the guide to the Letters to Arthur Colby Sprague, 1948-1965., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) William Bridges-Adams was director of The New Shakespeare Compa...

Starkey, Frank T., 1892-1968. (person)

Brown, Walter (person)

Epithet: Business Manager `The Hornsey Journal' British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000265.0x000307 ...

Isobel Elson (person)

Kleine, Anton (person)

Conrad Janis (person)

The Jarnagins. (person)

Barnett Bros. Circus. (corporateBody)

Aroostook County (Me.) (corporateBody)

Atenos (corporateBody)

Smith, George W. (person)

Harry R. Peverly (person)

W.O.R.L. Radio Station. (corporateBody)

E. M. Jacobs (person)

Vera Bruce Codona (person)

Crosby, Bob (person)

Shipstad, Roy (person)

M & P Theatres Corporation. (corporateBody)

Philip Truex (person)

E. H. Bostock (person)

Beal, George Brinton, photographer. (person)

Mladova, Milada (person)

Purdy Photographers and Limners (Boston, Mass.) (corporateBody)

Central Ptg. and Illinois Litho. Co. (Chicago). (corporateBody)

Pate, Walter (person)

Allen, Frank (person)

Lou McCallister (person)

Rubini, Gio. Battista (Giovanni Battista), 1794-1854 (person)

Epithet: Bishop of Vicenza, Cardinal 1690 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000352.0x0001e5 Italian tenor. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., London, n.d., between 1831 and 1843], to Enrichetta Donnely, [n.d., between 1831 and 1843]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873669 From the description of [Signature], 1837 June 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270942575...

Leachman, Cloris (person)

Adler, Felix, 1851-1933. (person)

BIOGHIST REQUIRED Felix Adler (Columbia A.B., 1870), religious leader and educator, taught courses in social and political ethics at Columbia between 1902 and 1933. From the guide to the Felix Adler Papers, 1830-1933., (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Felix Adler (Columbia A.B., 1870), religious leader and educator, taught courses in social and political ethics at Columbia between 1902 and 1933. From the description of Felix Adler papers, ...

Weber & Fields' Music Hall (New York). (corporateBody)

F. B. Kelley (person)

Dutton, Nellie. (person)

Fletcher Tolbert (person)

Francis Mattson (person)

Fahren, Frances (person)

Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975 (person)

Josephine Baker(1906-1975) was a dancer, singer, and civil rights activist. She performed in Paris, New York, Africa, and the Middle East, and was a crusader for racial equality. She was born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Eddie Carson, a musician, and Carrie Macdonald. Her parents parted when Josephine was still an infant, and her mother married Arthur Martin, which has led to some confusion about her maiden name. Very llittle is known about her childhood, exce...

Los Angeles Playground Commission. (corporateBody)

Hollis Street Theatre. (corporateBody)

Designed by John R. Hall and opened in 1885, the Hollis Street Theatre was one of Boston's most fashionable theaters. It featured such performers as Maude Adams, Henry Irving and Sarah Bernhardt. The theater was razed in 1935. From the description of Programs, 1886-1933. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 35553616 ...

Boston Garden Corporation. (corporateBody)

Keating, Fred (person)

Fred Stone (person)

Players and Patrons Associated, Inc. (corporateBody)

Aronson, Boris, 1900-1980 (person)

Boris Aronson was born in Kiev in 1900, the son of a Jewish rabbi. He came of age in pre-revolutionary Russia in the city that was at the center of Jewish avant-garde theater. After attending art school in Kiev, Aronson served an apprenticeship with the Constructivist designer Alexandre Exter. Under Exter's tutelage and under the influence of the Russian theater directors Alexander Tairov and Vsevolod Meyerhold, whom Aronson admired, he rejected the fashionable realism of Stanislavs...

Behee, Clayton. (person)

Hinkle, Milt (person)

Kovar, May (person)

Soloviaff, Marie Rasputin (person)

Roland, Dawn (person)

Naitto. (person)

Schubert Indoor Circus. (corporateBody)

Corinne Calvet (person)

Mack, Harry. (person)

Muhlfeld, John E. (person)

Manning, John, 1912-.... (person)

Epithet: of Egerton MS 2687 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001128.0x00015c ...

Crowell, Mary (person)

Winsor, W. E., photographer. (corporateBody)

H. A. Atwell Studio (Chicago, Illinois), photographer. (corporateBody)

Cook, Donald (person)

Evins, Beatrice (person)

The Flying Wallendas. (person)

Sangster, S., engraver. (person)

St. Leon, Lillian (person)

Adam Forepaugh & Sells Bros. Circus (corporateBody)

George Brasno (person)

DeMott, George (person)

Jason, Frank G., photographer. (person)

Erika Thimey (person)

Creig, Gene (person)

Castello, Bess. (person)

Mitchell (New York), photographer. (corporateBody)

Benson's Wild Animal Farm. (corporateBody)

Doll family. (family)

Grafton, Gloria (person)

Rose Sullivan Behee (person)

Sparks, Charles (person)

Peter Crosby (person)

Shaw, Elizabeth. (person)

A native of Monona, Iowa and a member of the Republican Party, Elizabeth Shaw served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1967 to 1972 and in the Iowa Senate from 1973 to 1978. During the 1977-1978 session she held the position of Assistant Minority Leader. From the description of Papers of Elizabeth Shaw, 1965-1977. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233103153 ...

Sells-Floto Circus (corporateBody)

Fanchon, Edwina. (person)

Shelton, Anthony. (person)

Adkins, Jess (person)

Lois Wilson (person)

Russell, Reb (person)

Farmer, rancher, candidate for U.S. House, 1964; of Coffeyville, Kan. Actual name: Lafayette H. Russell; born 1905, died 1978. From the description of Reb Russell collection, 1960-1988. (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 768382082 ...

Dann, Roger (person)

P. M. McClintock, photographer. (person)

Baranova, Irina (person)

Thomas Goy (person)

Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Combined Circus (corporateBody)

Sparks, Mrs. Charles (person)

Edwards, Edward, 1812-1886 (person)

English librarian. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "British Museum," London, to C. Barrow, 1845 Oct. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270878018 Epithet: Miss; of Seal CLVII British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001094.0x000126 Edward Edwards (1812-1886) was a librarian and biographer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography . From the guide to the...

Patsy Bruder (person)

International News Photos, Inc., photographer. (corporateBody)

Modern jazz quartet (corporateBody)

Betty Caulfield (person)

Roland, Stella (person)

Adams, Marvella (person)

Jones, Henry Arthur, 1851-1929 (person)

Henry Arthur Jones was the son of a tenant farmer, and worked in the drapery business for some twenty years after leaving school. He developed a passion for drama, and found success with The Silver King, a play he co-authored with Henry Herman, which gave him the financial security to become a full-time writer. A prolific author, he wrote many plays, chiefly melodramas, and had great success in England and America. His themes and influences were chiefly British, and he is considered a pioneer of...

Roy Waldo Miner (person)

Robert, Arthur (person)

Nicholas, Ann (person)

Zimmy. (person)

Eve Arden (person)

Novis, Donald (person)

Rogers, Wendell, artist. (person)

Benson, John T., 1861-1930 (person)

Codona, Alfredo. (person)

Frank Mattison. (person)

McCoy, Tim, Colonel (person)

Margaret Phillips (person)

Veen, Jan, 1908-1967 (person)

Alvord, Ned. (person)

Lyon, Frank, 1874- (person)

Lalo Condona (person)

Clark, Edward O. (person)

Leers, Luisita. (person)

Mills, Cyril Bertram (person)

This collection was part of the Bertram Mills family archives relating to the history of the family's circus business, used by Cyril Mills (1902, 1991) to write his 1967 book Bertram Mills Circus: Its Story . Bertram Wagstaff Mills (1873- 1938), a keen horseman, founded the annual Mills Circus at Olympia in 1920, famously creating his “Quality Show” in response to a bet. The Circus at Olympia revived circus as a form of entertainment, re-elevating the performance art to ...

Jutta Gunter (person)

Menjou, Adolphe, 1890-1963 (person)

International Newsreel Photo., photographer. (corporateBody)

Davis, Lawrence (Larry). (person)

Denise David (person)

Jaffe, Sam (person)

Michael Newell (person)

The Flying Harolds. (person)

Thompson, Minnie. (person)

Hurok Attractions, Inc. (corporateBody)

Woske, Franz. (person)