By Mary A. Sego
Primary Creator: Sobel, Bernard (1887-1964)
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Forms of Material: Articles
Bernard Sobel was born in Attica, Indiana. He graduated from Purdue University in 1911, with a B.S in English. He received his Ph.B. from the University of Chicago and his M.S. from Wisconsin University. He was Assistant Professor of English at Purdue University, first editor of the Purdue Alumnus in 1912, and he established the publicity bureau at Purdue. He was later a lecturer on Modern Drama at Indiana University.
Some of his other achievements include an American playwright, a drama critic for the New York Mirror, an author of a number of books on theatre history, and a publicist. Among his clients were Florenz Ziegfeld, Charles Dillingham, A.L. Erlanger and Lee, Sam and Jacob Shubert.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation: MSF 354, Bernard Sobel papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
"The Right to Life" in Modern Drama, Sobel, Bernard. Reprinted from the South Atlantic Quarterly, 1916, pp. 269-275.
What's Wrong with the Movies?, Shaw, Bernard. Reprinted from Theatre Magazine, June 1916, pp. 356-357.
Publicity and the Truth: That most Ingenious and Veracious Person, the Theatrical Press Agent and Some of his Little Wiles, Sobel, Bernard. Reprinted from Theatre Magazine, November 1920, pp. 282, 316.
Jane Jennings -The Mother's Role, Sobel, Bernard. Reprinted from Dramatic Mirror and Theatre World, 42nd Annual, May 14, 1921, pp. 843, 845.
The Debut of the Stage Doorman, Sobel, Bernard. Reprinted from the Dramatic Mirror and Theatre World, 1921, p. 804.
A Theatre of Ideals, Sobel, Bernard. Reprinted from Equity, vol. 7, no. 5, May 1922, pp. 14-15.
A Rich Heritage, reviewed by Bernard Sobel, The New York Herald Tribune, Sunday, October 26, 1924, p. 353.
"Professional Matinees Draw Genial Audiences: They Provide Lure of Something for Nothing - Lobby Critics Always In Happy Mood - A Good Time For All," Bernard Sobel, New York Times, Saturday August 23, 1925
The Historic Hootchy-Kootchy, Sobel, Bernard. Reprinted from Dance, October, 1946, pp. 13-15, 46.
Broadway Heartbeat, memoirs of a press agent, (1953) Chapter 3, Purdue Student, Purdue Teacher, Sobel, Bernard. New York: Hermitage House.