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Ceil Chapman

Ceil Chapman was a New Yorker and was born in Staten Island. Her first company - Her Ladyship Gowns - was established in 1940, one of her business partners being Gloria Vanderbilt. This company traded only briefly and Ceil, together with her husband Samuel Chapman (who she later divorced) traded as 'A Chapman Original', until this label gave way ... See full bio »
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 1961 Naked City (TV Series) (gowns - 1 episode)
- The Deadly Guinea Pig (1961) ... (gowns: Miss Lindfors)
 1951 The Faye Emerson Show (TV Series) (wardrobe - 2 episodes)
- Men's Fashions: Steve Allen (1951) ... (wardrobe)
- Frank Sinatra (1951) ... (wardrobe)
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 1963 Promises... Promises! (wardrobe: Marie McDonald)
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 1956 Person to Person (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #3.31 (1956) ... Herself

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Personal dressmaker popular with the 1950s Hollywood elite, and noted as a favorite by Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Holliday, Marilyn Monroe, and Deborah Kerr. In the early 60s, she designed a wedding gown for actress Mamie Van Doren.

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