William Travilla Biography (1920-1990)

Full name, William Jack Travilla; born March 22, 1920, in Los Angeles, CA; died November 2, 1990; son of Jack and Bessie Louise (Snyder) Travilla.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
costume designer for film, television, stage
Birth Details
March 22, 1920
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; Film Work; Costume Designer
  • All-American Co-Ed, United Artists, 1941.
  • Two Yanks in Trinidad, Columbia, 1942.
  • Two Senoritas from Chicago, Columbia, 1943.
  • Silver River, Warner Brothers, 1948.
  • Dancing in the Dark, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1949.
  • No Way Out, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1950.
  • With Martha Bunch, Woman on the Run, Universal, 1950.
  • Take Care of My Little Girl, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1951.
  • Princess of the Nile, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954.
  • With Charles LeMaire, The Seven Year Itch, Twentieth Century-Fox,1955.
  • White Feather, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1955.
  • Credits; Film Work; Costume Designer; Under Name Travilla, Except Where Indicated
  • With Milo Anderson, Night and Day, Warner Brothers, 1946.
  • Always Together, Warner Brothers, 1947.
  • With Edith Head, Cry Wolf, Warner Brothers, 1947.
  • (Ballet costumes) Escape Me Never, Warner Brothers, 1947.
  • Nora Prentiss, Warner Brothers, 1947.
  • That Hagen Girl, Warner Brothers, 1947.
  • Flamingo Road, Warner Brothers, 1949.
  • With Marjorie Brest and Leah Rhodes, The Adventures of Don Juan, Warner Brothers, 1949.
  • An American Guerrilla in the Philippines, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1950.
  • Panic in the Streets, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1950.
  • Rawhide (also known as Desperate Siege), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1951.
  • Bloodhounds of Broadway, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1952.
  • Dreamboat, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1952.
  • Monkey Business, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1952.
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953.
  • King of the Khyber Rifles, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953.
  • Pickup on South Street, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953.
  • With LeMaire, How to Marry a Millionaire, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953.
  • Broken Lance, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954.
  • With LeMaire and Miles White, There's No Business like Show Business, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954.
  • Garden of Evil, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954.
  • With LeMaire, Hell and High Water, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954.
  • With LeMaire, River of No Return, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954.
  • Three Young Texans, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954.
  • With Christian Dior, Gentlemen Marry Brunettes, United Artists, 1955.
  • How to Be Very, Very Popular, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1955.
  • The Left Hand of God, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1955.
  • The Rains of Ranchipur, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1955.
  • The Tall Men, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1955.
  • The Proud Ones, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1956.
  • The Revolt of Mamie Stover, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1956.
  • With LeMaire, 23 Paces to Baker Street, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1956.
  • Under name Billy Travilla, The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown, United Artists, 1957.
  • From the Terrace, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960.
  • Mary, Mary, Warner Brothers, 1963.
  • The Stripper, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1963.
  • Take Her, She's Mine, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1963.
  • Signpost to Murder, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1964.
  • Valley of the Dolls, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967.
  • The Secret Life of an American Wife, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968.
  • The Boston Strangler, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968.
  • Daddy's Gone A-Hunting, National General, 1969.
  • Credits; Television Movies; Costume Designer; Under Name Travilla
  • She's Dressed to Kill (also known as Someone's Killing the World's Greatest Models), NBC, 1977.
  • Moviola: This Year's Blonde (also known as Secret Love of Marilyn Monroe), NBC, 1980.
  • Moviola: The Silent Lovers, NBC, 1980.
  • Moviola: The Scarlett O'Hara War, NBC, 1980.
  • Evita Peron, NBC, 1981.
  • Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, ABC, 1981.
  • The Thorn Birds, ABC, 1983.
  • Streetcar Named Desire, ABC, 1984.
  • My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn, CBS, 1985.
  • Credits; Television Work; Episodic; Costume Designer; Under Name Travilla
  • "Blast from the Past," Dallas, CBS, 1986.
  • Also costume designer for episodes of Dallas and Knotts Landing.
  • Credits; Stage Work; Costume Designer
  • Judy Garland at Home at the Palace, Palace Theatre, New York City,1967.

Further Reference

Periodicals

  • Interview, July, 1986, p. 100.
  • Theatre Crafts, January, 1991, p. 17.

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