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Job 270, Steel Story, The, 1923-1928

Summary: This motion picture prospect partnered Bel Geddes with Famous Players-Lasky Corporation in 1924 and 1925. The first script was by Charles Walker, with a rewrite by Sherwood Anderson. Designs were by Geddes, who later adapted it to an independent Geddes production prospect in 1928. It was adapted for stage as Iron Men (job 353) in 1935.

Hunter Code: MP 7
Hunter Guide: page 130

Box/Location Folder Description
theater box 114 e 1 Source --- Transcript of story by Garet Garrett from Saturday Evening Post 17Feb1923.
theater box 114 i 1 Source --- Transcript of story by Garet Garrett from Saturday Evening Post 17Feb1923.
theater box 114 j 1 Correspondence --- NBG - Charles Walker 1924-1925.
theater box 114 j 2 Correspondence --- Production: NBG - Gerstle Mack, Maurine Watkins, Paul Bern et al. 1925-1928.
theater box 114 j 3 Correspondence --- NBG - H. Threlkeld-Edwards, Jr. 1928.
theater box 114 j 4 Ms. notes. Outline sketch.
theater box 114 k 1 Script --- Sherwood Anderson's versions w/ NBG ms. notes.
theater box 114 k 2 Script --- Maurine Watkins synopsis 1927. Walker 3rd version. NBG original idea, sequence outline.
theater box 114 k 3 Script --- Walker 1st version [1925].
theater box 114 k 4 Script --- Script.
theater box 114 k 5 Script --- Notes, outlines, memos.
theater box 114 o 1 Financial data.
theater box 114 q 1 Source Material --- Industry statistics.

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