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Norman Bel Geddes Database

Job 17, Amsterdam International Theatre Exhibition, 1921-1924

Summary: Bel Geddes participated in the International Theatrical Exhibition in Amsterdam in January and February 1922. The aim of the exhibition was to give "an outline of the modern theatre according to the ideas and aspirations of the leading stage artists, architects, painters and art-industries" (unpublished invitation to theater exhibition, 1921, Norman Bel Geddes Papers, Harry Ransom Center). The exhibition's American section included Geddes's drawings for Divine Comedy and King Lear, although Geddes's correspondence indicates that he would have sent a larger (and better) sample of his work if notified of the exhibition farther in advance. The files also include reviews of the exhibition, some of which were critical of the American works represented.

Hunter Code: XH 5
Hunter Guide: page 251

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Box/Location Folder Description
theater box 199 i 1-2 Publicity --- Clippings 1922-1923.
theater box 199 j 1 Correspondence --- NBG - H.Th. Wijdeveld 1921-1924.
theater box 199 m 1 Publicity --- Folded circular, "Internationale theater tentoonstelling in het Stedelijk Museum te Amsterdam," 1922, and flier, 1922.
theater box 199 m 2 Publicity --- Programs (2), "Internationale theater tentoonstelling te Amsterdam," Jan.-Feb. 1922.