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  • University Archives Photograph Collection

Bill Tascher during "Beau Geste" filming, 1939

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Bill Tascher during "Beau Geste" filming, 1939
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Tascher, in costume, holds a rifle on the abandoned Paramount Studios' Fort Zinderneuf set, where he and a group of other San Diego State College students and others filmed a parody of "Beau Geste." Scripted by H. Billy Miller and Bob Wade (later known as Wade Miller), the short film was shown three times at San Diego State College, sponsored by Sigma Lambda. (The exact location is an archeological dig and may not be disclosed.)
Actors; Students; Rifles; 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 2.5 inches
Frank Thompson, "The Lost Remake of Beau Geste," 2013; so-sl-001 through so-sl-005; so-sl-007 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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