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Resort Hotel Spain, swimming pool design featured on the cover of Life magazine
November 11, 1957

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Norman Bel Geddes Database

Job 689, Resort Hotel - Spain, 1956-1959, 1964

Summary: Bel Geddes planned this prospect for a resort hotel on the Mediterranean near Malaga.

See also Office Procedure (job 940), Spain - Operations (job 985), and Maps (job 970).


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Box/Location Folder Description
box 60 689.1-6 Inter-Office Correspondence, memos, notes.
box 60 689.7 Correspondence Oct1956-Mar1957. Master File correspondence list Feb1956-Mar1957.
box 60 689.11 Third-party correspondence from Samuel L. Kozak to Henry Jacobs, 28 June 1961, with copy of presentation book and 2 letters: A. N. Sonnabend to NBG, 6 Sept. 1957; Edith Lutyens Geddes to Wilbur Daniel, 25 Feb. 1961.
box 60 689.8 Correspondence --- Letter rec. by Edith Lutyens Geddes 1964.
box 60 689.9 Correspondence --- Richard Aldrich Sep1956-Mar1957.
box 60 689.10-11 Correspondence --- Luis Bolin Nov1956-Apr1958.
box 61 689.12 Correspondence --- R.E. Condon Mar-Nov1957.
photo box 19 689.1 Correspondence --- R.E. Condon --- 7 Photographs of sculptures.
box 61 689.13 Correspondence --- William de l'Horbe Mar1957.
box 61 689.14-15 Correspondence --- Alvaro Domecq Nov1956-Sep1957.
box 61 689.16 Correspondence --- Gamero del Castillo Sep1956-Oct1957.
box 61 689.17-18 Correspondence --- Kay Harrison - NBG business representative contract and correspondnece Jan1957-Jun1958.
box 61 689.19 Correspondence --- Juan Hoffman Sep1956-Jun1958.
box 61 689.20 Correspondence --- John D. Lodge & U.S. Embassy (Aldrich) Oct1956-Oct1957.
box 61 689.21 Correspondence --- Robert Lynch (NBG finance business rep.) May1956-Jan1957.
box 61 689.22 Correspondence --- Tomas Monaghan Jun-Aug1957.
box 61 689.23 Correspondence --- Aristotle Onassis Sep1957; clipping.
box 61 689.24 Correspondence --- Jaime Paliarde Oct1956-Aug1958.
box 61 689.25 Correspondence --- Frank Ryan Sep1957.
box 61 689.26 Correspondence --- Mateo Silvela Feb-Jun1956.
box 61 689.27 Correspondence --- A.M. Sonnabend (Hotel Corporation of America) Sep1957-Jun1958.
box 61 689.28-29 Correspondence --- David Stillman Mar-Apr1958.
box 62 689.30 Correspondence --- Turismo (Ministry of Tourism) Sep1956.
box 62 689.31-32 Correspondence --- Edith Turner May1956-Mar1957.
box 62 689.33 Correspondence --- George Woods Jul-Aug1957.
box 62 689.34 Correspondence --- E. Truman Wright Nov1956-Feb1957.
box 62 689.35 Correspondence --- Prospects Oct1956-Oct1957; list.
box 62 689.36 Correspondence --- Bank.
box 62 689.37 Correspondence --- Cable Cars.
box 62 689.38-40 Correspondence --- Data Requests.
box 62 689.41 Addresses.
box 62 689.42 Memos To Be Filed Oct1956-Apr1957.
box 62 689.43 Legal --- Harrison - NBG contract Apr1957.
box 62 689.44 Personalities --- Stavros Niarchos clipping. Lists, clippiings 1943-1957.
box 62 689.45 [Personnel] --- Sales Organization. Staff.
box 63 689.46 Drawings --- 18 Sketches and notes of preliminary layouts.
box 63 689.47 Drawings --- 1.Beach Lounge 2.El Gallo Cafe 3.Gourmet Restaurant 4.Tea Kettle 5.Market Place 6.Beach Comber Bar: 12 sketches & 9 blueprints.
flat file 689.1 Drawings --- 1-6: 9 sketches, 2 blueprints.
box 63 689.48 Drawings --- 9.Beach Swimming Pool 2 photostats.
flat file 689.2 Drawings --- 7.Golf Club 8.Cabana Guest Room 9.Swimming Pool: 4 sketches & 3 blueprints. 18. Guest Business Office: 1 sketch.
box 63 689.49 Drawings --- 13.-17.Employee Housing and 18.-23.Guest Office and Housing: 34 sketches & 10 blueprints.
box 63 689.50 Drawings --- 25.Floating Garden 28.Kitchen 29.Kitchen Pantry 32.The Cave 40.Sidewalk Cafe 42.RR Depot at Beach Lounge 44.New Yorker Restaurant 45.Cableway Cars 46.RR Depot at Plateau 47.Parking Area 55.Guest Room - Standard, Small, Large 56.Disappearing Wall 58.Eagle's Nest 62.Mooners' Cottage: 34 sketches & 11 blueprints.
flat file 689.3 Drawings --- 30.Children's Paradise - Grounds 40.Cafe 43.Roadside Group 44. Restaurant 55.Guest House 58.Eagle's Nest: 9 sketches & 8 blueprints.
flat file 689.4 Drawings --- Unsorted: 47 Drawings, 45 blueprints, photostats.
flat file 689.5 Drawings --- Sketch of Coastline: 1 sketch & blueprint.
negative box 32 689.1 Drawings --- 1 Negative of US Army map of coast.
box 63 689.51 Drawings --- Design Control Plans & Cost estimate.
box 63 689.52 Drawings --- Patent Drawings - Walless House.
box 63 689.53 Drawings --- Lists of Drawings & Illustrations. Presentation Book Index.
box 63 689.54-46 Cost Estimates --- Autotrain; Construction.
box 64 689.57-69 Cost Estimates --- Equipment; Estimating Data; Forms; Hotel Planning Standards; Housing; Income; Jamaica; Land; Operational Expense; Puerto RIco Planning; Staff.
photo box 19 689.2 Cost Estimates --- Autotrain - 16 Photographs.
box 64 689.70 Presentation Book --- Memos.
box 64 689.71-72 Presentation Book --- Working Copies & Preliminaries to Brochure.
box 65 689.46-54 Presentation Book --- Working Copies & Preliminaries to Brochure (cont.).
box 65 689.75-76 Presentation Book --- Carbons and final carbons May1957.
box 65 689.77 Presentation Book --- Draft with revisions. Correspondence 1956-1957.
box 65 689.78 Presentation Book --- Text Unused.
box 65 689.79 Presentation Book --- Multilith. Letter rec. 1957.
box 65 689.80 Presentation Book --- Text Data (Food & Beverage Questionaire).
box 65 689.81 Presentation Book --- Illustration for Brochure.
box 65 689.82 Presentation Book --- Selected Photographs.
box 65 689.83 Presentation Book --- Kodachromes of Property.
box 65 689.84 Presentation Book --- Photographs Not Used.
photo box 19 689.3 Presentation Book --- 13 Photographs.
photo box 19 689.4 Presentation Book --- 9 Color photographs, 5 color transparencies.
photo box 19 689.5-6 Presentation Book --- 12 Photographs not used, discards.
box 66 689.85-86 Data --- Bars; Bathroom.
box 66 689.87-88 Data --- Boca Raton - Correspondence, sketches.
box 66 689.89-99 Data --- Books to Buy; Bullfight & Festival; Cable Cars; Canary Islands; Catalogs; Climate; Clippings; Data; Earth Moving Machinery; Escalators; Farms.
box 67 689.100-114 Data --- Farm Buildings; Financial; Fishing; Furniture; General; Golf; Harbors, Docks; Helicopters; Hotels; Hotel Comparables; Hotel Openings; Hotel Tariffs; Housing.
box 68 689.115-126 Data --- House Detail; Instructions to Architects - SpanishTexts; Kitchen Planning; Machines (Earth Moving); Maps; Mexico; Model Making; Power & Water; Puerto Rico Resort; Recreation Buildings.
box 69 689.127-137 Data --- Restaurants; Restaurants - Feeding Methods; Restaurants - Hotel Kitchen; Roulette; Soil Conservation; Solar Heating; Tourist; Trains.
box 69a 689.138-141 Data --- Travel Folders; U.S. Publications; Wrought Iron; Yacht Club.
box 69a 689.141a Data --- España exporta (Madrid: Oficina de Estudios Económicos del Ministerio de Comercio, 1955).
box 69a 689.141b Data --- Jerez de la frontera (Jerez?: Banco de Vizcaya, 1957).
box 69a 689.141c Data --- España, Año VIII, no. 35 (Madrid: 1958?).
box 69a 689.141d Data --- 1960-1961 Digest of Distinguished Resorts.
box 69a 689.141e-g Data --- Spain - Furnishings.
oversize box 14 689.1-3 Data --- Ambassador Hotel Plans; Boca Raton Estimates & House Plans.
oversize box 14 689.4-12 Data --- Escalators; Farm Buildings; Housing; House Details; Machinery (Earth Moving); Puerto Rico Resort; Restaurant - Feeding Methods & Kitchen; Roulette.
flat file 689.6-10 Data --- Boca Raton Yacht Club; Bullfight & Festival; Clippings; General; Housing.
photo box 19 689.7-11 Data --- Canary Island; Escalators; House Detail; Recreation Buildings; Trains: 10 Photographs.
box 70 689.142-165 Ideas --- Amusements & Sports; Balcony Balustrade; Boca Raton Photostats; Cabanas; Columns & Pilasters; Dining Room Floors; Gardens; Group Housing Plans; Hotel; Hotel Lobby, Bar, Dining Room; Houses; Interior Settings; Jamaica; Market Place; Office Buildings; Patios; Renderings & Drawings Style; Stylization Patterns; Swimming Beach, Harbor; Templates for Planning Standards.
box 71 689.166-173 Ideas --- Walls; Walls Exterior & Interior; Wall-less Resort; Winter Sports; Windows; Unsorted.
oversize box 14 689.13-25 Ideas --- Amusements; Cabanas; Canary Islands; Golf; Hotel; Housing; Mexico; Office Building; Swimming Beach; Swimming Pools; Unsorted.
photo box 19 689.12-19 Ideas --- Balcony; Boca Raton; Hotel; Interior Settings; Swimming Beach; Unsorted.
flat file 689.11-12 Ideas --- Garden; Map.
damaged box 22 689.1 Correspondence, memos Jul1956-Mar1957.
damaged box 22 689.2-5 Presentation Book --- Drafts; notes on meeting with Gamera.
damaged box 23 689.6-8 Presentation Book --- Versions A, B, C.
box 71 689.174 Presentation Book --- With revisions, sans illustrations.
damaged box 23 689.9-10 Clippings.

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