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1937 Harold R. Peat presents THE PEAT LIST for 1937 1938 H. G. WELLS ENGLAND'S FOREMOST NOVELIST - PHILOSOPHER Figure First American Lecture Tour OCTOBER - NOVEMBER, 1937 Subject: The Brain Organization of the Modern World Under the Exclusive Management of HAROLD R. PEAT, Inc. 2 West 45th Street, New York, N. Y. (See following pages for Complete Peat List) ATTRACTIONS OF DISTINCTION Figure DR. ALFRED ADLER Millions of people daily quote this famous Viennese psychologist, although they have never heard his name. His phrase, inferiority complex, has become part of many languages. Dr. Adler's discoveries in the field of psychology place him in the front rank of the world's great scientists. Today the world is his clinic, all mankind his field. NEED WE FAIL?, LOVE AND MARRIAGE, THE INFERIORITY COMPLEX, THE THREE GREAT PROBLEMS OF LIFE and many other lectures. Figure LADY DRUMMOND-HAY England's leading woman journalist, only woman to have flown around the world, first woman to fly the Atlantic in an airship, has had more adventures, more firsts, than most men. She has interviewed the world's great, faced war, riot, plague in her zeal to get a press scoop. She now makes her first American tour, lecturing about people of power. MY ADVENTURES WITH PEOPLE. DICTATORS I HAVE MET. Figure WILLIAM HARD William Hard has earned for himself an international reputation for keen reporting and sound comment. On the air and on the lecture platform he has built up a following that can never get enough of him. Each season his available lecture time is always sold out. For the coming year he offers a new lecture that touches on a subject of terrific interest to Americans: GOVERNMENT IN BUSINESS. Figure YOUNGHILL KANG Dr. Kang—a Korean by birth—is considered one of the most brilliant minds that has come out of the East. He is author of The Grass Roof, and The Happy Grove. Since 1929 he has been lecturer on English literature at New York University. He is adviser on Oriental Art at the Metropolitan Museum, New York. PSYCHOLOGY OF EAST AND WEST COMPARED AND CONTRASTED, MY ADVENTURE IN LITERATURE, EASTERN ART, etc. Figure REINALD WERRENRATH Popular the world around as a baritone, Reinald Werrenrath has recently made a new dent in the hearts of the public. His lecture-recital on the story of American song permits him to tell a host of anecdotes about his famous musician friends and enables him to recount the fascinating story of American music. During the lecture-recital he sings a full concert program of his greatest song hits. Lecture-Recital: THE STORY OF AMERICAN MUSIC. Figure NORMAN HAPGOOD Famous editor of Collier's Weekly and Harper's Weekly, one time Minister to Denmark, friend of presidents, he has been described as a man who has always been a crusader, swept by enthusiasm and zeal for causes, but who has always been able to see the other side of the shield. Now editor of The Christian Register, his talks have more punch than ever. CHANGES WE MUST FACE TO BE SAFE, INTERNATIONAL HOTSPOTS, EDUCATION THAT FITS TODAY, etc. Figure JULIUS KING He couldn't find the kind of books he wanted for his own children so he wrote some himself—and they now sell in millions! Julius King discovered he had the knack of understanding children. Today this most popular author of books for children lectures about children's books, in fact, is the only person so doing. He reviews, recommends and advises. An invaluable speaker. THE BEST IN BOOKS FOR YOUR CHILDREN. Peat 1937 1938 Figure EMIL LUDWIG Next season the name of this famous European biographer and historian will be even more of a household word than before, as his new book, The Nile—a Biography of a River, will be very widely advertised. Dr. Ludwig is growing in popularity as a lecturer from year to year. LIVING MAKERS OF HISTORY, GOETHE, THE FIGHTER, (for colleges only). Figure AGNES MACPHAIL First Woman Member of the Canadian Parliament, Miss Macphail has been described as a humanist whose lance is courage and fore-sight. A glowing orator with a fund of wit, she was one of the hits of the 1936–37 lecture season. Her return to the United States for another tour is an event. WOMEN IN OUR PRESENT WORLD. CANADA AND HER DESTINY. Figure DALE CARNEGIE Dale Carnegie is the man the men of business come to for practical instruction in getting along with people. His new book, dealing with the secrets of dealing with people, is headed toward being the biggest selling non-fiction book of 1937. This dynamic teacher of the art of getting on is available for you, speaking on the theme: HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE. Figure WM. ROSE BENET In the field of American poetry the name of Benet stands quite in a class by itself. William Rose Benet, in addition to being one of America's greatest poets, is an editor of distinction, and a lecturer of proven charm. Wherever he appears he leaves behind him glowing memories and a revived interest in poetry. READINGS OF HIS OWN POEMS. DISCUSSION OF MODERN LITERATURE. Figure JACQUES CARTIER That Dance Artist Extraordinary.— New York Times. presents THE GRAND MONARCH A brilliant ballet-narrative portraying the life of France's spectacular Roi Soleil, Louis XIV. Twelve scenes of humorous, dramatic portraits of the King. Magnificent Costumes • Authentic Musical Background ELSIE MAE GORDON Figure Radio's Most Versatile Actress Creator of 1051 Radio Role: in an Evening of Rollicking Entertainment, revealing the Secrets of the Studios BEHIND THE BROADCASTS She tells how her famous roles were evolved. She creates before your eyes characters you enjoy every day. HAROLD R. PEAT Incorporated 2 WEST 45th STREET NEW YORK VICKI BAUM All the world knows Grand Hotel and through it the attractive European novelist, Vicki Baum. Few women have achieved such international fame as this much discussed Viennese, who is also author of Life Goes On, Falling Star, and Men Never Know. Her return to the lecture platform will be welcomed by her many admirers everywhere. WHY BE AFRAID? Figure BOAKE CARTER All America knows the voice of this fearless new, editor. Over the Philco hour his vigorous comments on world news are heard from coast-to-coast. At last Boake Carter is available for lecture engagements, and his countless admirers now have an opportunity to hear him speak at greater length than the limits of broadcasting time permit. THE WORLD IN REVIEW. Figure RUTH BRYAN OWEN America's first woman diplomat has an enviable platform popularity. Wherever she lectures, people adore her. She speaks both on her adventures in diplomacy, and, with movies and colored slides, on her adventures in Greenland. (Available east of Ohio by arrangement with O. B. Stephenson.) THIS BUSINESS OF DIPLOMACY. MY FRIENDS, THE GREENLANDERS. (Illus.) Figure COUNT DE SALES Count de Roussy de Sales, American Correspondent of the great French newspaper, Paris Soir, is one of the very few men who have been able to interpret France in a language understood by any American audience. He speaks English perfectly, he understands America, he understands France. A decided hit everywhere. FRANCE FACES A DILEMMA, FRANCE UNDER THE POPULAR FRONT. Figure VALENTINE WILLIAMS As a journalist, first in war and first in peace, this famous British correspondent has been an eye-witness of, a participant in, every big event in Europe since he became, before the war, one of Northcliffe's young men. As a writer of international spy stories, he holds front rank. Valentine Williams is as able a speaker as he is a writer, with a keen wit that enlivens his talks on world danger spots. THE CHECKERBOARD OF EUROPE. Figure JACOB BAKER Jacob Baker was selected by Pres. Roosevelt to head the Inquiry on Cooperative Enterprise. In this capacity he visited 10 European countries, studied producer cooperatives as well as consumer cooperatives in this country, and is probably the best informed man in America today on the subject of cooperative movements. THE POWER OF THE MARKET BASKET. IS COOPERATION A MENACE TO PRIVATE BUSINESS? Figure BURTON CRANE During the past 11 years Burton Crane has been financial editor of The Japan Advertiser, and, for most of that period editor of The Trans-Pacific Weekly Review. He knows his Japan, his orient, as few do, he understands the motives back of Japan's foreign policy, a mixture of strength and apparent weakness. He has lived through Japan's emergence from a background of a formalized emotion into a yearning for romance. ASIA GETS READY FOR WAR, THIS JAPANESE WENT TO MARKET, JAPAN GOES HOLLYWOOD, etc. Figure CHARLES C. BATCHELDER Charles C. Batchelder knows foreign affairs. Active in Government service he has been Secretary of the Interior of the Philippines, Trade Commissioner to Japan, India, Siam, Commercial Attaché at Pekin, Economic Expert to the Washington Disarmament Conference, he knows world problems from the inside. Each year he circles the globe to keep up his contacts with people and events. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS. Figure HELGO W. CULEMANN Dr. Culemann, exponent of modern Germany, tells you things you want to know about what is going on in Germany. His lectures are totally different in thought and technique to any so far given on the problem of Germany and Nazism. Frank, tactful, sympathetic, vigorous he tells truths that don't offend because of the smile that goes with them. NATIONAL SOCIALISM, A REFLECTION OF GERMAN CHARACTER, GERMANY'S RETURN TO POWER. Also in Debates. Figure SIR ALBION BANERJI, C.S.I. Sir Albion Banerji is one of India's outstanding statesmen. He was for seven years Prime Minister of Kashmir, and for years Foreign Minister of Mysore. An able speaker, with platform experience in America, he returns to speak not only on India in general but on the glittering glories of the Durbar. THE WORLD MEANING OF INDIA'S DURBAR. INDIA AND THE WORLD TODAY. Other topics. Figure DANIEL A. POLING Dr. Daniel A. Poling, Champion of Youth, is now pastor of Temple Baptist Church, Philadelphia, made famous by Dr. Russel H. Conwell and Acres of Diamonds. Dr. Poling, a magnetic figure, a fine speaker, is also editor of The Christian Herald. Among his many topics are: HAVE FAITH IN AMERICA. FASCISM IS NOT ENOUGH. DICTATORS ARE ON THE WAY OUT. CHRIST OR CHAOS? Figure Figure SIGMUND SPAETH The Famous Tune Detective offering Lectures or Entertainment programs suitable for every occasion Adventures of a Tune Detective Songs You Forgot to Remember The Art of Enjoying Music Music for Everybody The final and absolute answer to every chairman's prayer. SYDNEY THOMPSON Figure presenting … SCENES from the World's Great Writers Maupassant Turgenev Marie de France Balzac Dostoievsky Boccaccio Medieval Tales Original Monologues COMEDY - SATIRE - ROMANCE ATTRACTIONS Peat OF DISTINCTION GREAT ADVENTURE LECTURES Figure CAPTAIN JOHN D. CRAIG Hollywood's Adventure Producer With his band of movie technicians, Capt. Craig has roamed the world and under the seas making the adventure thrill shots for great Hollywood productions. Sensational lectures illustrated by Prize-Winning (Academy Award) films. ADVENTURES PRODUCING TRAVEL-THRILL PICTURES, DIVING AMONG SEA KILLERS. Figure SYDNEY R. MONTAGUE Montague of the Mounties Sydney R. Montague is one of the platform's latest sensations. For six years with the Canadian Mounted Police, he spent three years patrolling the remote north. He tells the story of the Mounties, especially his life with the Eskimos. No pictures. Great lecture. Unusual exhibits. UNDER NORTHERN LIGHTS. Figure MAJOR JAMES C. SAWDERS Authority on Latin-America Major Sawders has thrilled audiences from coast-to-coast with his magnificent pictures, in color and in motion, of our Latin-American neighbors, of our own South and Southwest. ANCIENT CIVILIZATION OF THE AMERICAS, THE GAY AND MAGNIFICENT ARGENTINE, TROPICAL BRAZIL, MEXICO, etc. Figure ALOHA BAKER Leader, International Police World Caravan Aloha Baker, with her Motor Caravan, has penetrated every corner of the globe. She has been in Chinese wars, chased opium smugglers, hunted big game in Africa and Asia, traversed South America from end to end. The movies she has made are peerless. ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE 'ROUND THE WORLD. Figure Comm. GEORGE O. NOVILLE Trail Blazer of the Air Commander Noville was Admiral Byrd's aide on three expeditions; Advance Officer for the Army's Around-the-World Flight, etc. This popular lecturer goes to remote East Indian Islands in quest of new adventures. He will have color movies. FIFTEEN YEARS OF EXPLORATION. ADVENTURE ISLES OF SUNNY SEAS. (New) Figure BYRON D. MacDONALD A Modern Ulysses Byron MacDonald brings to you in warm, living pictures the lands touched by Ulysses on his famous Odyssey—islands of the Aegean, the shores of Greece and Asia Minor, the lovely Dalmatian coast. NEW ODYSSEYS FOR OLD, NO WOMAN'S LAND (Mount Athos). WENDELL CHAPMAN Naturalist—Photographer The latest find in nature movie lectures, Mr. Chapman's intimate animal movies are in a class by themselves. He is an excellent speaker, also, with a rare stock of animal adventure stories. WILD ANIMALS OF THE ROCKIES, MY WILD ANIMAL FRIENDS. Figure BRANSON DE COU and His Dream Pictures Branson De Cou, with his supremely artistic travel entertainments, has a record for re-engagements perhaps unequalled by another lecturer. He has appeared over 200 times at the Brooklyn Institute alone. Mr. De Cou has a repertoire of over thirty lectures, all gorgeously illustrated with colored slides, many with movies also. Send for list. Figure CAPTAIN PATRICK SMITH Soldier—Explorer—Gypsy His hold over an audience is uncanny, said the Sydney Bulletin of him. His listeners the world over agree. Illuminating lectures about Far Eastern life and affairs, with and without motion pictures, including sound. JAPAN'S NEW EMPIRES, FROM BALI TO ANKOR WAT, THE ROMANCE OF THE ROMANY CAMP. Figure ROBT. EDISON FULTON, Jr. Youthful Explorer—Circumnavigator Bob Fulton won fame by his unmatched circling of the globe on a motorcycle. That lecture proving his platform ability he has prepared an even more attractive talk on America's latest air adventure. Both lectures have movies. FLYING THE PACIFIC WITH THE CHINA CLIPPERS. AROUND THE WORLD BY MOTORCYCLE. Figure ANTON LANG, Jr. Son of the famous Christus Anton Lang, Jr., son of the man noted for having given the greatest interpretation of the Christus in modern times, grew up in Oberammergau. To his famous lecture on the Passion Play he adds a new one, also illustrated, on Bavaria. OBERAMMERGAU AND THE PASSION PLAY, SOUTH OF THE BLUE DANUBE. Figure THOMAS F. LARKIN, Jr. Motion Picture Color Expert Thomas F. Larkin, color expert, has created for you an alluring travel talk about the West Indies. Entirely illustrated by movies in color it brings you for the first time the real warmth of West Indian atmosphere. He has made repeated trips to catch each spot in the proper light. WEST INDIES WONDER SPOTS. Figure Figure American Tour of the Famous Continental Entertainers GIL ROLAND PIERRE JOURDAN France's famous Actors, of the Odeon de Paris and the Theatre des Arts, bringing French entertainment to America in Two House in Paris A highly diverting program, part English, part French, done in a modern manner that will enchant you. Figure The Peat List is never static. As world events occur, as people spring into prominence, additions are made to keep the list constantly up to date. The above list, offered in pride at an advance date, will be expanded as the season progresses. Ask to be posted regarding new celebrities who will make tours. Individual Circulars Containing Further Information About Lecturers and Entertainers Will Gladly Be Sent On Request … When Inquiring for Artists, Kindly Mention Your Preferred, or Regular, Meeting Days. It Will Facilitate Negotiations. HAROLD R. PEAT, Inc. 2 WEST 45th STREET, NEW YORK, N. Y. Middle Western Office (H. M. McFadden, Manager) Bismarck Hotel, Chicago, Ill. New England Office (Roberta Green, Manager) II Newbury St., Boston, Mass. The unusual services rendered by the Peat Bureau, and the reason why so many committees prefer to do business with it, is very probably due to the fact that Harold R. Peat, known on the lecture platform as Private Peat, has had 20 years of actual contact with field conditions. His business is conducted on a basis not of theory but of knowledge of local problems.
|Title||H. G. Wells|
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