“Forgotten Hollywood”- Six Time Oscar Nominee Has Died…

Posted on March 6, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

la-me-patricia-norris-20150305-pictures-002   Patricia Norris (right) was  a top costume and production designer, who has worked on many significant films and she was nominated for six Academy Awards in her career. She worked with a collection of esteemed directors, such as Howard Hawks, Blake Edwards, Brian De Palma, Terrence Malick, Mel Brooks, and most recently, Steve McQueen. But, her collaboration with David Lynch remains a union of talent for which she will be best remembered.

   Her relationship with Lynch allowed for the off-kilter look of Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, and Twin Peaks (she received an Emmy for the latter production). The Elephant Man, set in Victorian England, marked her initial association with the director.

   Norris earned her first credit as a costume designer on the James Garner Western, Support Your Local Gunfighter. She also worked on Capricorn One and Scarface. Her six Oscar nominations came from work on Days of Heaven, The Elephant Man, Victor Victoria, 2010, Sunset, and 12 Years a Slave (just last year).

   In 2010, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award for the Art Directors Guild.

   Patricia Norris was 83.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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