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Hans Peters (I) (1894–1976)


As a set designer renowned for his work on films with historical settings, he was assigned by MGM to work on their prestige production of "Lust For Life", but had an exceptionally acrimonious relationship with director Vincente Minnelli. The latter insisted he could not work with Peters, so the studio replaced Peters with Preston Ames, a favorite ... See more trivia »

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Known For

High Society
High Society Art Director
The Little Princess
The Little Princess Art Director
Battleground Art Director
Lust for Life
Lust for Life Art Director


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 1963 The Hook
 1959 Never So Few
 1959 Girls Town
 1959 The Lawless Years (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1957-1959 The Thin Man (TV Series) (25 episodes)
- Cold Cargo (1959)
- Bronze Bonze (1959)
- The Cat Kicker (1959)
 1959 One Step Beyond (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Image of Death (1959)
 1959 Union Pacific (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Iron West (1959)
 1957 Man on Fire
 1957 Slander
 1956 Lust for Life
 1956 High Society
 1956 Diane
 1955 Moonfleet
 1954 Rogue Cop
 1952 Scaramouche
 1952 Lone Star
 1950 Kim
 1949 Battleground
 1947 Song of Love
 1946 Easy to Wed
 1945 Twice Blessed
 1941 Pot o' Gold
 1939 Second Fiddle
 1937 Heidi
 1937 Slave Ship
 1936 Sins of Man
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Following the early death of William A. Horning in 1959, he was interim head of M-G-M's art department for about a year, and was, following the usual Hollywood custom of the time, given a shared credit on all films and TV episodes produced during that period at the studio. However, the appointment was not a permanent one; George W. Davis then took over and held the post for over a decade. See more »

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