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Deborah Nadoolman Landis

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Name  Deborah Landis
Role  Film costumer designer

Spouse  John Landis (m. 1980)
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Education  Royal College of Art, University of California, Los Angeles
Awards  Edith Head Award for the Advancement and Education of the Art of Costume Design
Books  Dressed: A Century of Hollywoo, Costume design, Hollywood Sketchbook: A Century, Filmcraft: Costume Design, Reel People: Character
Similar People  John Landis, Max Landis, Eddie Murphy, George Folsey - Jr, Robert Paynter

Children  Max Landis, Rachel Landis

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Deborah Nadoolman Landis (born May 26, 1952) is an American film and theater costume designer. She worked on such notable films as Animal House, The Blues Brothers, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Three Amigos, all of which credited her as Deborah Nadoolman. Landis served two terms as president of the Costume Designers Guild of which she has been a member for more than thirty years. She is married to director John Landis; their son is screenwriter Max Landis.


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Landis graduated from UCLA with a M.F.A. in costume design in 1975. She earned her Ph.D. in history of design from the Royal College of Art in London. She has created iconic costumes throughout her career, such as the fedora and jacket of Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford), the "college" sweatshirt worn by John "Bluto" Blutarsky (John Belushi), and Michael Jackson's red jacket in Thriller. In addition to many Drama-Logue Awards for her theater designs, she was nominated for an Academy Award in 1988 for Coming to America.

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After receiving her doctorate, Landis wrote and edited a number of books including: "Hollywood Sketchbook: A Century of Costume Illustration" (Harper Collins, 2012), "FilmCraft: Costume Design" (Focal Press, 2012), "Hollywood Costume" (V&A Publishing, 2012), Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design (Harper Collins, 2007), Screencraft/Costume Design (Focal Press, 2003) and 50 Costumes/50 Designers: Concept to Character (University of California Press. 2004). "Hollywood Costume," (the V&A catalogue of the eponymous exhibition) is the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation's 2013 Moving Image Book Award winner.

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Landis spent five years researching and designing "Hollywood Costume," which opened on October 20, 2012 at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. With one hundred and thirty iconic costumes loaned by sixty international archives and private collectors, "Hollywood Costume" was universally well reviewed and broke records at the V&A. Over 265,000 visitors saw the show before it closed on January 27, 2013. Landis headed the curation team as Senior Curator, with Sir Christopher Frayling, Guest Curator and Keith Lodwick as V&A Curator. The exhibition was designed by the London firm of Casson-Mann and the score for the exhibition was composed by Julian Scott. The 2013-14 exhibition tour includes the Australian Center for the Moving Image in Melbourne, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, and the Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona.

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Landis has lectured widely on costume design and taught classes at the University of Southern California, the AFI Conservatory, and is a professor at the University of the Arts London. She was inducted as a Distinguished Alumna at the UCLA Department of Theater, Film and Television in 2005, and honored as a William Randolph Hearst Fellow at the University of Texas, Austin in 2006. In 2007, she served on the Cinefondation Jury at the 60th Cannes Film Festival. In 2009, Landis became the David C. Copley Chair and the Director of the David C. Copley Center of Costume Design at UCLA, School of Theater, Film & Television.

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She is mentioned in "The 21-Second Excitation" episode of The Big Bang Theory for her work on Raiders of the Lost Ark and Michael Jackson's Thriller.


(credited as Deborah Nadoolman)

  • The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
  • Animal House (1978)
  • 1941 (1979)
  • The Blues Brothers (1980)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  • An American Werewolf in London (1981)
  • Trading Places (1983)
  • Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) (segment 1)
  • Michael Jackson's Thriller (1983)
  • Crackers (1984)
  • Into the Night (1985/I)
  • Spies Like Us (1985)
  • ┬íThree Amigos! (1986)
  • Coming to America (1988) Academy Award nomination
  • Nothing But Trouble (1991)
  • Innocent Blood (1992)
  • The Stupids (1996)
  • Mad City (1997)
  • Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
  • Susan's Plan (1998)
  • Burke and Hare (2010)
  • References

    Deborah Nadoolman Landis Wikipedia