The Sylvia Cranston bio is now available online:
Blavatsky's Influence on Occult America with Mitch Horowitz
S10:Ep51 hr, 3 minsDecember 7, 2017Guest: Mitch Horowitz
K. Paul Johnson bio in The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers (pp. 249-254):
If you want a good, solid short HPB bio, here's one:
[The sketch below of Madame Blavatsky’s life has been adapted (with additions and deletions) from a biographical article on H.P.B. written by Boris de Zirkoff and published in Theosophia (Los Angeles, California), Summer 1968, pp. 3-8.]
an old radio show transcript
Esoteric Masters: Part Two - Madame Blavatsky's Theosophy
She was a big cigar smoking impoverished Russian, who claimed a noble family background and travelled the world giving clairvoyant demonstrations. Yet Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky was destined to become the founder of an international esoteric movement, which drew to its bosom a galaxy of influential men and women.
Madame Blavatsky: Esoteric Philosopher with Gary Lachman
Hosted by A Curious Invitation
Thursday, May 3 at 6:30 PM 2018 - 8:30 PM
Less than accurate, but well-meaning theatrical piece:
Review: Deviant Women: Madame Blavatsky
Deviant Women: Madam Blavatsky was a perfect blend of dark and comedic, of the spooky and the playful. It was a night any Victorian lady or gentleman would be proud of.
Cool Russian Documentary - English dubbing
H P Blavatsky Biography Part 1.of 5 - Jan 13, 2010
This powerful and informative Drama Documentary made for Russian Television in 1991 presented Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (The founder of Modern Theosophy) to the Russian public after details of her life and work had been suppressed for decades under Communism. English subtitles and voiceover. This film is recommended as an introduction to H P Blavatsky by Cardiff Theosophical Society, Wales, UK.