University of Texas at Austin

Norman Bel Geddes (American, 1893-1958)
Preliminary set design for Erminie
Ca. 1920
Graphite, pen, and ink on paper

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Job 67, Erminie, 1920-1921

Summary: Bel Geddes designed the scenery and costumes for this musical comedy written by Harry Paulton, with music by E. Jacobowski. It was produced and directed by George C. Tyler and William Farnum. Tryouts were at the New Academy of Music in Baltimore, Maryland on 8 November 1920, and at the Globe Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts, on 15 November 1920. It opened at the Park Theatre in New York, on 3 January 1921, with Frances Wilson, DeWolf Hopper, Irene Williams II, and Jennie Weatherly.

Hunter Code: MC 2
Hunter Guide: page 112

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Box/Location Folder Description
theater box 101 c 1 Costume Renderings --- List and note.
flat file c 2-3 Costume Renderings --- 18 Sketches.
flat file c 4 Costume Renderings --- Ravennes, Act I, watercolor.
flat file c 5a Costume Renderings --- Javotte, watercolor.
flat file c 5b Costume Renderings --- Chevalier de Brabayon, watercolor.
flat file c 6 Costume Renderings --- Cadeaux, Act I, watercolor.
flat file c 7 Costume Renderings --- Ravennes, Act II, watercolor.
flat file d 1-4 Drawings --- Details.
theater box 101 e 1 Preliminary Sketches --- 11 Plans and elevations.
flat file e 2 Preliminary Sketches--- Courtyard and ballroom.
theater box 101 f 1-7 Drawings --- 7 Plans, sections, and elevations.
flat file h 1 Photographs --- One photo of stage and one photo of cast.
theater box 101 h 2-3 Photographs --- Costumes, production publicity.
flat file i 1 Publicity --- Review 10Nov1920.
theater box 101 i 2-4 Publicity --- Reviews 1920-1921.
theater box 101 m 1 Programs --- Baltimore, Boston.
theater box 101 n 1 Photo reproductions of scene renderings.