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Mario Chiari (I) (1909–1989)

Mario Chiari was born on July 14, 1909 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. He was a production designer and art director, known for King Kong (1976), Ludwig (1973) and Doctor Dolittle (1967). He died on April 8, 1989 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. See full bio »


(age 79) in Rome, Lazio, Italy
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King Kong
King Kong Production Designer
Ludwig Production Designer
Doctor Dolittle
Doctor Dolittle Production Designer
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 1985 Christopher Columbus (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1985)
- Episode #1.3 (1985)
- Episode #1.2 (1985)
- Episode #1.1 (1985)
 1982 La pietra del paragone (TV Movie)
 1982 The Charterhouse of Parma (TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1982)
- Episode #1.5 (1982)
- Episode #1.4 (1982)
- Episode #1.3 (1982)
- Episode #1.2 (1982)
 1982 L'inconnue
 1979 Womanlight
 1979 Ashanti
 1979 Traffic Jam
 1976 King Kong
 1973 Ludwig
 1966 The Queens (segment "Fata Marta")
 1966 The Third Eye (as Samuel Fields)
 1959 The Law
 1958 Tempest
 1955 Amleto (TV Movie)
 1954 Storm
 1954 Casta diva
 1953 I Vitelloni
 1953 I Chose Love
 1952 The Enemy
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Show Show Costume designer (3 credits)
Show Show Art department (1 credit)
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Show Show Set decorator (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Alternate Names:

M. Chiari | Mario Serra Chiari | Sammy Fields | Samuel Fields

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During the 1930's, active as designer on annual Maggio Musicale operas and on plays. From 1945, worked as a theatrical designer under Luchino Visconti, by 1952 graduating to film production design. Became a much sought-after art director, involved with many of Visconti's films, international co-productions and occasional American films. Also continued to design for theatre and opera.

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