Norman Bel Geddes Database
Job 17, Amsterdam International Theatre Exhibition, 1921-1924
Summary: Bel Geddes participated in the International Theatrical Exhibition in Amsterdam in January and February 1922. The aim of the exhibition was to give "an outline of the modern theatre according to the ideas and aspirations of the leading stage artists, architects, painters and art-industries" (unpublished invitation to theater exhibition, 1921, Norman Bel Geddes Papers, Harry Ransom Center). The exhibition's American section included Geddes's drawings for Divine Comedy and King Lear, although Geddes's correspondence indicates that he would have sent a larger (and better) sample of his work if notified of the exhibition farther in advance. The files also include reviews of the exhibition, some of which were critical of the American works represented.
Hunter Code: XH 5
Hunter Guide: page 251