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Tandy Beal Family Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Tandy Beal Family Papers
    Dates: 1930-2001
    Collection Number: 003.065
    Creator/Collector: Beal, Tandy
    Extent: 28 Boxes. 33 linear feet.
    Repository: Museum of Performance and Design, Performing Arts Library
    San Francisco, California 94124
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Entire Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Reproduction of these materials can occur only if the copying falls within the provisions of the doctrine of fair use. Copyright varies by item.

    Preferred Citation

    Tandy Beal Family Papers. Museum of Performance and Design, Performing Arts Library

    Acquisition Information

    The Tandy Beal Family Papers were donated to the San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum by Tandy Beal on August 28, 2003.

    Biography/Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.

    Indexing Terms

    Actors and actresses
    Choreographers
    Circus
    Dance teachers
    Dancers
    Directors
    Beal, John, 1909-1997
    Burton, Tim, 1958-
    Craig, Helen, 1912-1986
    Razz, Jeff
    Wasnak, Diane
    Actor's Hobby Market
    Alwin Nikolais Dance Theater
    Atlanta Ballet
    Centre de Danse Contemporaine
    Friends of Olympia Station
    Moscow Circus
    New Pickle Circus
    Oakland Ballet Company
    Pickle Family Circus
    Tandy Beal & Company
    University of California, Santa Cruz.
    University of Utah
    Nightmare before Christmas (Motion picture)

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