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  • University Archives Photograph Collection

William Tascher and Jim Folk on the "Beau Geste" set, 1939

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William Tascher and Jim Folk on the "Beau Geste" set, 1939
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San Diego State College students Tascher and Folk pose in military costumes during filming of the parody of "Beau Geste." This was the same location as that of the Paramount Studios movie, on the abandoned set of Fort Zinderneuf in the desert near Yuma. (The exact location is an archeological dig and may not be disclosed.) Their fraternity, Sigma Lambda, sponsored the only showings of the film, at San Diego State.
Actors; Students; Fraternities; Costumes; 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
2.5 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-052; so-sl-054 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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