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"Beau Geste" filming, 1939

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"Beau Geste" filming, 1939
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A French flag flies above the abandoned Paramount Studios' Fort Zinderneuf set near Yuma, where H. Billy Miller and Robert Wade filmed a parody of "Beau Geste." (The exact location is an archeological dig and may not be disclosed.) Wade's fraternity Sigma Lambda sponsored the film for three showings at San Diego State.
Fort Zinderneuf; Movie sets; Film sets; Film production; Beau Geste (parody); Wade Miller
California - Imperial County
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Post-1931 Photographs
  • The Beau Geste Parody, 1939-1940
Photographic print; black and white
2 inches X 2.5 inches
Frank Thompson, "The Lost Remake of Beau Geste," 2013; so-sl-001; so-sl-003 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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