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Francis Bruguière (American, 1875-1945)
Laila seducing the Sheik in Arabesque
Ca. 1925

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Norman Bel Geddes Database

Job 103, Arabesque, 1925, 1937

Summary: A play in ten scenes by Cloyd Head and Eunice Tietjens, Arabesque was produced and staged by Bel Geddes and Richard Herndon at the National Theatre in New York on 26 October 1925 where it ran for 23 performances. The cast included Anna Duncan, Bela Lugosi, and Helen Judson.

Hunter Code: DR 1
Hunter Guide: page 37


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Box/Location Folder Description
flat file f 1-6 Drawings --- 6 Plans, details, settings.
theater box 34 g 1-3 Script --- 3 versions with NBG's ms notes.
theater box 35 g 4-5 Script --- Production ms. with action diagrams, notes.
theater box 35 g 6 Script --- Production Record Book: music, specifications, rehearsal notes, photos, reviews, letters.
theater box 36 h 1 Photographs --- Record Copy Book by Bruguière (9 prints) and Nickolas Murray (1).
flat file h 2-6 Photographs --- 5 Production photographs (framed).
flat file h 7 Photographs --- Production photograph, opening scene (Bruguière #16).
flat file h 8-9 Photographs --- 2 Production photographs.
flat file h 10 Photographs --- Production photograph, "Laila seducing Sheik" (Bruguière #25).
flat file h 11-13 Photographs --- 3 Production photographs.
theater box 36 h 14 Photographs --- 7 Portraits.
theater box 36 h 15 Photographs --- 4 Scenes by Hesse.
theater box 36 i 1-6 Publicity --- Clippings Buffalo, Syracuse, New York City.
theater box 36 j 1 Correspondence --- Letters rec. from Cloyd Head and Eunice Tietjens 1925, 1937.
theater box 36 k 1 Script.
theater box 36 l 1 Action diagram plan.
theater box 36 m 1 Programs --- National Theatre, New York.
theater box 36 n 1 Blueprints --- 2 Property drawings.
theater box 36 n 2 Photostat --- Caricature of NBG.
flat file r 1-6 Drawings --- 6 Property drawings.
theater box 36 y 1 NBG note defending seduction scene.

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