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Norman Bel Geddes Database

Job 163, Fifty Million Frenchmen, 1929

Summary: This musical comedy in two acts was based on the book by Herbert Fields. Lyrics and music were by Cole Porter, and settings and lighting by Bel Geddes. It was produced by E. Ray Goetz at the Lyric Theatre in New York on 27 November 1929, where it ran for 254 performances. The cast included William Gaxton, Geneviève Tobin, Helen Broderick, and Betty Compton.

Hunter Code: MC 3
Hunter Guide: page 114

Box/Location Folder Description
theater box 101 b 1 Scene Renderings --- 14 Charcoal sketches.
flat file b 2 Scene Renderings --- 8 Charcoal sketches.
flat file d 1-33 Drawings --- 33 Details of sets.
theater box 101 e 1 Preliminary Sketches --- 32 plans and elevations.
theater box 101 e 2 Preliminary Sketches --- 5 Hanging order diagrams.
theater box 101 e 3-6 Preliminary Sketches --- 95 pencil sketches of sets.
flat file e 7 Preliminary Sketches --- Set detail.
flat file f 1-39 Drawings --- 39 Plans and elevations (f.34,37 watercolor sketches).
theater box 101 h 1 Photographs --- Model restaurant scene by Goldberg.
negative box 38 h 3 Photographs --- 4 Negatives of model restaurant scene (by Goldberg?).
theater box 101 i 1-2 Publicity --- Clippings 1929.
theater box 101 m 1 Program --- Playbill clipping.
flat file p 1 Production Specifications --- Hanging plot.
rolled storage q 1 Source Material --- 13 Posters (in metal tube, 42 inches in length).
flat file u 1 Drawings --- 3 Lighting plans.
flat file w 1 Drawings ---- Superceded plans.

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