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Norman Bel Geddes (1893–1958)

Influential American theater, film and industrial designer, Mr. Geddes added "Bel" to his surname as a theatrical flourish. "Bel" was in fact his wife's given name. He was the father of stage, screen and television actress Barbara Bel Geddes. A stage designer in early years in the theater, he designed over 200 Broadway productions. Also one of our ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dance of the Hands
(1930)
The Sorrows of Satan
The Sorrows of Satan Art Director
(1926)
To New Horizons
To New Horizons Special Effects
(1940)
Dead End
Dead End Miscellaneous Crew
(1937)

Filmography

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 1924 Feet of Clay (uncredited)
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 1930 Dance of the Hands (Documentary short)
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 1930 Dance of the Hands (Documentary short)
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 1940 To New Horizons (Short) (model designer)
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 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth (designer: big top - uncredited)
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 1930 Dance of the Hands (Documentary short) (producer)
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 1924 Feet of Clay
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 1937 Dead End (produced for the stage by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: She Stoops to Conquer. Comedy (revival). Written by Oliver Goldsmith. Scenic design by Norman Bel Geddes. General Stage Manager: Alexander Leftwich. Empire Theatre: 9 Jun 1924- Jun 1924 (closing date unknown/9 performances). Cast: A.G. Andrews (as "Roger"), Macklyn Arbuckle (as "Stingo") [final Broadway credit], Theodore Babcock... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on Cecil B. DeMille] "Never have I seen a man with so pre-eminent a position splash so fondly about in mediocrity, and, like a child building a sand castle, so serenely convinced that he was producing works of art."

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His revolutionary vision as a set designer let to a collaboration with Max Reinhardt in the theatrical production of "The Miracle". See more »

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Taurus

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