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Oliver Messel (1904–1978)

Oliver Messel was born on January 13, 1904 in London, England as Oliver Hilary Sambourne Messel. He is known for his work on Suddenly, Last Summer (1959), Romeo and Juliet (1936) and Carnival (1946). He died on July 13, 1978 in Bridgetown, Barbados. See full bio »

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(age 74) in Bridgetown, Barbados

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Known For

Suddenly, Last Summer Costume Designer
(1959)
Romeo and Juliet Art Department
(1936)
Carnival Art Department
(1946)
The Private Life of Don Juan Costume Designer
(1934)

Filmography

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 2007 The Sleeping Beauty (TV Movie) (original 1946 scenery designs)
 1956 On Such a Night (Short) (designer: "Le nozze di Figaro")
 1949 The Queen of Spades (settings)
 1946 Carnival (designer: ballet decor)
 1945 Caesar and Cleopatra (decor) / (jewellery - uncredited)
 1936 Romeo and Juliet (artistic consultant) / (settings)
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 2007 The Sleeping Beauty (TV Movie) (1946 designs)
 1959 Suddenly, Last Summer (uncredited)
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1950 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1945 Caesar and Cleopatra (costumes)
 1940 The Thief of Bagdad (costumes designed by)
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 1949 The Queen of Spades (costumer)
 1946 Carnival (designer: ballet costumes)
 1934 The Scarlet Pimpernel (dresses designer: Miss Merle Oberon)
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 1958 Theatre Night (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Breath of Spring (1958)
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 1957 Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z (TV Series)
Himself
- M (1957) ... Himself
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He designed Lionel Bart's musical, "Twang!", at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, England with James Booth, Barbara Windsor, Bernard Bresslaw, Ronnie Corbett, Bob Grant, Ben Aris, Tudor Davies and Lesley Judd in the cast. Burt Shevelove was the director. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | See more »
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Long-time partner: Vagn Riis-Hansen. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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