Designs on Film

A Century of Hollywood Art Direction

by Cathy Whitlock and Art Directors Guild

Hardcover, 384 pages, Harpercollins, List Price: $75 | purchase

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Designs on Film
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A Century of Hollywood Art Direction
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Cathy Whitlock and Art Directors Guild

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Showcases numerous iconic Hollywood film sets in a sequence of rare archival photographs, original sketches and previously unpublished renderings while sharing behind-the-scenes stories about how final scenes in historical movies were ultimately accomplished.

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When Atlanta burns in Gone with the Wind, what you're actually seeing is leftover sets from King Kong and The Garden of Allah set aflame in a lot in Culver City, Calif. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer hide caption

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