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Lemuel Ayers (1915–1955)

Lemuel Ayers (1915-1955), a New Yorker, studied at Princeton University and the University of Iowa before being chosen, at the age of 29, by Leonard Sillman to design the sets for the 1939 Broadway revivals of "Journey's End" and "They Knew What They Wanted". Major recognition came with his costume designs for the Maurice Evans - Judith Anderson "... See full bio »

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Ziegfeld Follies
Ziegfeld Follies Art Director
Meet Me in St. Louis
Meet Me in St. Louis Art Director
Kiss Me Kate
Kiss Me Kate Miscellaneous Crew
Oklahoma! Production Designer


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 1945 Ziegfeld Follies (uncredited)
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 1945 Ziegfeld Follies (segment "Love")
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 2011 Oklahoma! (TV Movie) (original 1943 designs)
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 1953 Kiss Me Kate (based upon the play produced on the stage by)

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Stage Play: The Pirate. Comedy. Written by S.N. Behrman. Suggested by an idea in a play by Ludwig Fulda. Incidental music by Herbert Kingsley. Scenic Design by Lemuel Ayers. Costume Design by Miles White. Assistant to Mr. White: Sylvia Saal. Choreographed by Felicia Sorel. Directed by Alfred Lunt and John C. Wilson. Martin Beck Theatre: 25... See more »

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Won two 1949 Tony Awards for "Kiss Me Kate": for Best Producer (Musical) and Best Costumes.

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