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  • University Archives Photograph Collection

"Beau Geste" filming, 1939

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"Beau Geste" filming, 1939
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The abandoned Paramount Studios' Fort Zinderneuf set located near Yuma, Arizona, where H. Billy Miller and Robert Wade filmed a parody of "Beau Geste." The fraternity Sigma Lambda "sponsored" the film. See the documentary "The Lost Remake of Beau Geste" for more information. The figure on the battlements may be H. Billy Miller. The exact location is an archeological dig and may not be disclosed.
Fort Zinderneuf; Movie sets; Film sets; Film production; Beau Geste (parody)
California - Imperial County
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  • University Archives Photograph Collection
Post-1931 Photographs
  • The Beau Geste Parody, 1939-1940
Photographic print; black and white
2 inches X 3 inches
Frank Thompson, "The Lost Remake of Beau Geste," 2013; so-sl-002 through so-sl-036; so-sl-040 through so-sl-063; 1940_020_03_011; so-sl-005a
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Gift of William Tascher '40 (1998)
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