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About the graphics:

The home page graphics
are from the 1963 edition
of Cheaper by the Dozen.
Above is the spine
of a library copy
of the book, and the background, if you
can view it on your browser, is an
illustration of the Gilbreths in the
"foolish carriage"
by Vasiliu.
Our logo was
generated at

*A companion site to The Gilbreth Network On Line

Welcome! I've created this site for students, teachers, and Gilbreth fans because of the ongoing interest in "Cheaper" and "Belles" expressed at the Gilbreth Network On Line.

While the Gilbreth Network is the most comprehensive web destination for information about the lives and work of Frank and Lillian Gilbreth, here you will find more information specifically about the famous Gilbreth books and their stage and film adaptations.

NEWS FLASH: The Cable TV ChannelAmerican Movie Classics has been showing the movie Cheaper by the Dozen frequently lately. To see when it will air next, go to their web site and type in the movie title to see if it is scheduled to air in the near future. You can do this to search for any "classic" movie you might be looking for "Belles on their Toes!"

About the books
Cheaper by the Dozen and Belles on their Toes were authored by Frank Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
More about the books

About the plays
Cheaper and Belles were adapted for stage and their popularity is ongoing.
More about the plays

About the movies
Jeanne Crain was only one of the big stars to play a Gilbreth.
More about the movies

Did you know...?
Frank Gilbreth authored a third book about the Gilbreth family, Time Out for Happiness.
More Did you know...?

Gilbreth family tree
The "dozen" and their families

Gilbreth photos
Frank, Lillian, and their children NEW

The Gilbreth Network On Line
The latest research about the lives and work of scientific managers Frank and Lillian Gilbreth (an off-site link)
Go to the Gilbreth Network

Discussion boards
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Your pages
Do you have a Gilbreth fan page? Or a page about your school's production of one of the plays? Let me know and I will add it to this page of links!
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