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Pilot or Producer’s Showcase model ("Car Spectacular")
Ca. 1955
Gelatin silver print

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Norman Bel Geddes Database

Job 683, Pilot or Producers' Showcase Studio, 1954-1955

Summary: Norman Bel Geddes and Co. designed a television studio building featuring an adjustable stage for National Broadcasting Co.

Hunter Code: TV 5
Hunter Guide: page 214


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Box/Location Folder Description
object a 1 Model (12 3/4 x 39 x 32 inches).
object a 2 Box of model parts (box is 5 1/4 x 13 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches).
theater box 171 a 3 Model parts list.
theater box 171 e 1-2, 6 Preliminary Sketches --- Plans and elevations.
flat file e 4-5 Preliminary Sketches --- Plan development, model section.
flat file f 1-33 Drawings --- Plans, sections and elevations.
oversize box 23 h 1a-e Photographs --- 53 Photos of model.
theater box 171 h 2 Photographs --- List of model properties.
negative box 40 h 3 Photographs --- Negatives.
flat file h 4 Photographs --- Model.
theater box 171 i 1-2 Publicity --- Clippings.
theater box 171 j 1-12 Correspondence --- Client correspondence, memos 1954-1957 NBG- Sylvester Weaver and Richard R. Pinkham of National Broadcasting Co., George Gruskin of William Morris Agency. Interview transcripts.
theater box 172 j 13 Correspondence --- Contractor's estimate.
oversize box 23 n 1, 4 Photostats --- Drawings.
theater box 172 n 2-3 Photostats --- Drawings.
flat file n 5 Photostats --- Model drawings.
flat file n 1 Photostats --- Plans and Elevations Sheets 1-14 of 14 drawings, and Sheet 1 from "Revisions". Revised 5-15-56 for 5-28.
theater box 172 o 1 Cost and income estimate.
theater box 172 o 2 Agreement.
theater box 172 p 1-2 Production Specifications and estimates.
theater box 172 q 1-4 Source Material --- Plans and reports.
rolled storage q 5 Source Material --- Photostat plans showing building space allotted for studios.
oversize box 23 q 6 Source Material --- Mounted reproductions (in reduced scale) of Harrison-Abramovitz plans.
rolled storage q 7 Source Material --- Additional duplicate copy of Harrison-Abramovitz plans 2-3, 5-9, 24-25, and fragments.
rolled storage q 8 Source Material --- Additional duplicate copy of Harrison-Abramovitz job 146 plans of TV studio and office building, 1-5, complete plans.
oversize box 23 x 1-2 Presentation Book --- Book, carbons, overlays, prints.
oversize box 24 x 3-5 Presentation Book (continued).
flat file x 6 Presentation Book (continued).
theater box 172 x 7-8 Presentation Book (continued).

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