He was the costume designer for the stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll's novel, "Alice in Wonderland, in a New York Civic Repertory production on Broadway in New York City with Eva Le Gallienne and Josephine Hutchinson in the cast.
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(Interview with the Los Angeles Times in 1980): When I'm doing a costume, I don't think of it as a piece of wardrobe. I think of it as a painting.
He dropped out of school at 16 years old to work in the theater in New York City. He lived in Paris, France for two years from 1920 to 1922.