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Tandy Beal Family Papers
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Description
Tandy Beal (1948-) is an American director, choreographer, performer and teacher of dance. She has performed as a solo artist and in her ensemble Tandy Beal & Company founded in 1974. She wrote, directed and choreographed the New Pickle Circus and choreographed all of the characters' movement for Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. John Beal (1909-1997), father of Tandy Beal, was an actor of stage, film and radio, as well as a director, a portrait artists, and the proprietor of the Actor's Hobby Market. Helen Craig (1912-1986), mother of Tandy Beal, was an actress and teacher primarily associated with live theater but she also appeared in several television shows and made for TV movies. The Tandy Beal Family Papers document the careers of John Beal, Helen Craig, and Tandy Beal from 1930 to 2001. The collection includes personal and business materials, correspondence, publicity ephemera, press kits, press releases, newspaper clippings, programs, scripts, photographs, and scrapbooks. In particular the John Beal and Helen Craig portion of the collection includes movie stills, headshots, and scrapbooks on various movies/plays they performed in. The New Pickle Circus Collection contains booking information, tour site location information, and performance specifications. The Tandy Beal & Company Collection contains primarily publicity materials of the dance company.
Background
Tandy Beal (1948-) is an American director, choreographer, performer and teacher of dance. She has performed as a solo artist and in her ensemble Tandy Beal & Company founded in 1974. She wrote, directed and choreographed the New Pickle Circus and choreographed all of the characters' movement for Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. John Beal (1909-1997), father of Tandy Beal, was an actor of stage, film and radio, as well as a director, a portrait artists, and the proprietor of the Actor's Hobby Market. Helen Craig (1912-1986), mother of Tandy Beal, was an actress and teacher primarily associated with live theater but she also appeared in several television shows and made for TV movies.
Extent
28 Boxes. 33 linear feet.
Restrictions
Reproduction of these materials can occur only if the copying falls within the provisions of the doctrine of fair use. Copyright varies by item.
Availability
Entire Collection is open for research.