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  • University Archives Photograph Collection

Vernon Stiers films "Beau Geste" parody, 1939

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Vernon Stiers films "Beau Geste" parody, 1939
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San Diego State students and others are at work on the abandoned Paramount Studios' Fort Zinderneuf set, where they filmed a parody of "Beau Geste." Identification is tentative, but the man with the camera on a tripod at right is almost certainly Sigma Lambda member Vernon Stiers, and next to him Nord Whited. The outhouses in the background were left by Paramount the previous March. (The exact location is an archeological dig and may not be disclosed.)
Actors; Students; Fort Zinderneuf; Movie sets; Film sets; Film production; Vernon Stiers; Nord Whited; Beau Geste (parody)
California - Imperial County
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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-001 through so-sl-006; so-sl-008 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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