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Norman Bel Geddes Database

Job 252, Flying Colors, 1932

Summary: This extravaganza in two acts with 27 numbers was based on the book by Howard Dietz, George Kaufman, and Marc Connelly. Bel Geddes designed the scenery and lighting. Al Goodman directed the orchestra, the dances were by Albertina Rasch, and the costumes by Constance Ripley. It was produced by Max Gordon and opened in Philadelphia on 22 August 1932, and at New York's Imperial Theatre on 10 October 1932.

Hunter Code: XT 3
Hunter Guide: page 156

Box/Location Folder Description
flat file b 1-9, 11-17 Scene Renderings --- 16 Watercolors.
flat file b 10 Scene Renderings --- Watercolor.
framed item b 18 Scene Renderings --- Watercolor of production curtain (33 x 83 inches).
theater box 209 b 19 Scene Renderings --- 6 Sketches.
flat file d 1-25 Drawings --- Details and layouts.
flat file e 1 Preliminary Sketches --- 8 Plans.
theater box 209 e 2 Preliminary Sketches --- 8 Props and set pieces.
flat file f 1-33 Drawings --- 33 Plans and elevations.
theater box 209 h 1-2 Photographs --- Record Copy Book. Composite.
flat file h 3 Photographs --- Enlargement of composite.
theater box 209 h 4 Photographs --- Production scenes. August Piccard.
theater box 209 i 1-2 Publicity --- Clippings.
theater box 209 m 1 Programs.
flat file n 1-3 Photostats for scene sequences. Drawing detail.
theater box 209 o 1-2 Cost estimates. Contract.
theater box 209 p 1 Production Specifications --- Schedules. Properties.
flat file u 1-11 Drawing --- 11 Lighting plans.

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