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William Tascher in "Beau Geste" student parody, 1939

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William Tascher in "Beau Geste" student parody, 1939
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San Diego State College student Tascher squats with a rifle during filming of Bob Wade and H. Billy Miller's parody of "Beau Geste." (The students brought their own rifles.) It was filmed at the same location as the Paramount Studios' Fort Zinderneuf abandoned set in the desert near Yuma. (The exact location is an archeological dig and may not be disclosed.) Tascher's fraternity, Sigma Lambda, sponsored the movie's three showings at San Diego State College.
Actors; Students; Movie sets; Film sets; Film production; Wade Miller; 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
2.5 inches X 4.5 inches
Frank Thompson, "The Lost Remake of Beau Geste," 2013; so-sl-001 through so-sl-036; so-sl-040 through so-sl-046; so-sl-048 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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