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Adrian (I) (1903–1959)

Adrian Adolph Greenburg, born in Naugatuck, Connecticut, March 3, 1903, to Gilbert and Helena (Pollack) Greenburg. He began his professional career while still attending the New York School for Fine and Applied Arts by contributing to the costumes for "George White's Scandals" in 1921. He is credited for that production by his created name of ... See full bio »

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Known For

Rope Costume and Wardrobe Department
The Philadelphia Story Costume Designer
The Wizard of Oz Costume Designer
Shadow of a Doubt Costume and Wardrobe Department


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 1961 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #14.23 (1961) ... ("Camelot" costumes, uncredited)
 1956 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Wizard of Oz (1956) ... (archive footage)
 1952 Lovely to Look At (gowns)
 1948 Smart Woman
 1947 The Bishop's Wife (uncredited)
 1944 Mrs. Parkington (uncredited)
 1943 Flight for Freedom (gowns)
 1943 They Got Me Covered (costumes)
 1943 The Crystal Ball (gowns)
 1943 The Powers Girl (gowns)
 1942 We Were Dancing (uncredited)
 1942 Woman of the Year (gowns)
 1941 Two-Faced Woman (gowns)
 1941 Smilin' Through (gowns)
 1941 The Chocolate Soldier (gowns)
 1941 The Feminine Touch (gowns)
 1941 Lady Be Good (gowns)
 1941 When Ladies Meet (gowns)
 1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (gowns)
 1941 They Met in Bombay (gowns)
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust (gowns)
 1941 A Woman's Face (gowns)
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl (gowns and costumes)
 1941 Rage in Heaven (gowns)
 1941 Come Live with Me (gowns)
 1940 Comrade X (gowns)
 1940 The Philadelphia Story (gowns)
 1940 Bitter Sweet (gowns)
 1940 Escape (gowns)
 1940 Dulcy (gowns)
 1940 Boom Town (gowns)
 1940 Pride and Prejudice (gowns)
 1940 New Moon (gowns)
 1940 The Mortal Storm (gowns)
 1940 Susan and God (gowns)
 1940 Florian
 1940 Waterloo Bridge (gowns)
 1940 Strange Cargo (uncredited)
 1940 Broadway Melody of 1940 (gowns)
 1940 I Take This Woman (gowns)
 1939 Balalaika (gowns)
 1939 Remember? (uncredited)
 1939 Ninotchka (gowns)
 1939 The Women (gowns)
 1939 Lady of the Tropics (gowns)
 1939 The Wizard of Oz (costumes)
 1939 It's a Wonderful World (gowns)
 1939 Broadway Serenade (gowns)
 1939 Honolulu (gowns)
 1939 Idiot's Delight (gowns)
 1938 Sweethearts (gowns)
 1938 Dramatic School (gowns)
 1938 The Shining Hour (gowns)
 1938 The Great Waltz (gowns)
 1938 Vacation from Love (gowns)
 1938 Three Loves Has Nancy (gowns)
 1938 The Shopworn Angel (gowns)
 1938 Marie Antoinette (gowns)
 1938 The Toy Wife (costumes: women)
 1938 Love Is a Headache (gowns)
 1937 Mannequin (gowns)
 1937 The Last Gangster (gowns)
 1937 Conquest (gowns)
 1937 Double Wedding (gowns)
 1937 The Bride Wore Red (gowns)
 1937 The Firefly (gowns)
 1937 Broadway Melody of 1938 (gowns)
 1937 Between Two Women (gowns)
 1937 Parnell (gowns)
 1937 Hollywood Party (Short) (uncredited)
 1937 Maytime (gowns)
 1937 The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (gowns)
 1936 Camille (gowns)
 1936 Born to Dance (gowns)
 1936 Love on the Run (gowns)
 1936 The Gorgeous Hussy (gowns)
 1936 San Francisco (gowns)
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld (gowns)
 1936 Wife vs. Secretary (uncredited)
 1936 Rose-Marie (gowns)
 1935 I Live My Life (gowns)
 1935 Anna Karenina (gowns)
 1935 Broadway Melody of 1936 (gowns)
 1935 China Seas (gowns)
 1935 No More Ladies (gowns)
 1935 Mark of the Vampire (gowns)
 1935 Reckless (gowns)
 1935 Naughty Marietta (gowns)
 1935 After Office Hours (gowns)
 1935 David Copperfield (uncredited)
 1934 Forsaking All Others (gowns)
 1934 The Painted Veil (gowns)
 1934 What Every Woman Knows (gowns)
 1934 Outcast Lady (gowns)
 1934 Have a Heart (uncredited)
 1934 Chained (gowns)
 1934 The Girl from Missouri (gowns)
 1934 Paris Interlude (uncredited)
 1934 Operator 13 (gowns)
 1934 Hollywood Party (costuming by)
 1934 Sadie McKee (gowns)
 1934 Riptide (gowns)
 1934 Men in White (gowns)
 1934 The Mystery of Mr. X (gowns)
 1934 The Cat and the Fiddle (gowns)
 1934 Nana
 1933 Queen Christina (gowns)
 1933 Going Hollywood (gowns)
 1933 The Women in His Life (gowns)
 1933 Should Ladies Behave (gowns)
 1933 Dancing Lady (gowns)
 1933 Day of Reckoning (uncredited)
 1933 Bombshell (gowns)
 1933 The Solitaire Man (gowns)
 1933 Stage Mother (gowns)
 1933 Penthouse (gowns)
 1933 Beauty for Sale (gowns)
 1933 Turn Back the Clock (gowns)
 1933 Dinner at Eight (gowns)
 1933 Another Language (gowns)
 1933 The Stranger's Return (gowns)
 1933 Storm at Daybreak (gowns)
 1933 Hold Your Man (gowns)
 1933 Midnight Mary (gowns)
 1933 When Ladies Meet (gowns)
 1933 Made on Broadway (gowns)
 1933 Peg o' My Heart (gowns)
 1933 The Barbarian (gowns)
 1933 Looking Forward (gowns)
 1933 Hell Below (uncredited)
 1933 The White Sister (gowns)
 1933 Secrets
 1933 Today We Live (gowns)
 1933 Men Must Fight (gowns)
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress (gowns)
 1932 The Son-Daughter (gowns)
 1932 Fast Life (gowns, uncredited)
 1932 The Mask of Fu Manchu (gowns)
 1932 Payment Deferred (uncredited)
 1932 Red Dust (gowns)
 1932 Faithless (gowns)
 1932 Smilin' Through (gowns)
 1932 Pack Up Your Troubles (uncredited)
 1932 Blondie of the Follies (gowns)
 1932 Speak Easily (uncredited)
 1932 Strange Interlude (gowns)
 1932 The Washington Masquerade (gowns)
 1932 Unashamed (gowns)
 1932 Red-Headed Woman (gowns)
 1932 As You Desire Me (gowns)
 1932 Huddle (gowns)
 1932 Letty Lynton
 1932/I Grand Hotel (gowns)
 1932 -But the Flesh Is Weak (gowns)
 1932 The Wet Parade (gowns)
 1932 Polly of the Circus (gowns)
 1932 Arsène Lupin (gowns)
 1932 The Beast of the City (uncredited)
 1932 Lovers Courageous (gowns)
 1932 Emma (gowns)
 1931 Mata Hari (gowns)
 1931 Private Lives (gowns)
 1931 The Cuban Love Song (gowns)
 1931 Possessed (gowns)
 1931 Flying High (gowns)
 1931 The Guardsman (gowns)
 1931 The Sin of Madelon Claudet (uncredited)
 1931 The Squaw Man (gowns)
 1931 This Modern Age (gowns)
 1931 The Man in Possession (gowns)
 1931 Five and Ten (gowns)
 1931 A Free Soul (gowns)
 1931 Laughing Sinners (gowns)
 1931 Strangers May Kiss (gowns)
 1931 Dance, Fools, Dance (gowns)
 1931 Inspiration (gowns)
 1931 The Bachelor Father (gowns)
 1930 Paid (gowns)
 1930 New Moon (gowns)
 1930/II Anna Christie
 1930 Passion Flower (gowns)
 1930 A Lady's Morals (gowns)
 1930 Olympia
 1930 Madam Satan (gowns)
 1930 Romance (gowns)
 1930 Our Blushing Brides (gowns)
 1930 Let Us Be Gay (gowns)
 1930 The Florodora Girl (gowns)
 1930 The Lady of Scandal (gowns)
 1930 In Gay Madrid (gowns)
 1930 The Divorcee (gowns)
 1930 Redemption
 1930 Montana Moon (gowns)
 1930 Not So Dumb (gowns)
 1930/I Anna Christie (gowns)
 1929/II Marianne
 1929 Their Own Desire (gowns)
 1929 Devil-May-Care (gowns)
 1929 Dynamite (gowns)
 1929 Untamed (gowns)
 1929 The Kiss (gowns)
 1929 The Thirteenth Chair (gowns)
 1929 The Unholy Night (gowns)
 1929 Our Modern Maidens (gowns)
 1929 The Single Standard (gowns)
 1929 The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (gowns)
 1929 Wild Orchids (gowns)
 1929 A Single Man (gowns)
 1928 A Woman of Affairs (gowns)
 1928 A Lady of Chance (gowns)
 1928 Dream of Love
 1928 Tenth Avenue
 1928 Walking Back
 1928 Hold 'Em Yale
 1928 Skyscraper
 1927/I Almost Human
 1927 Chicago
 1927 Love (uncredited)
 1927 Dress Parade
 1927 The Wise Wife
 1927 His Dog
 1927 Vanity
 1927 The King of Kings (uncredited)
 1926 Gigolo
 1926 Young April
 1926 Fig Leaves
 1925 Cobra (as Gilbert Adrian)
 1925 The Eagle (uncredited)
 1925 The Road to Yesterday (uncredited)
 1923 Backbone (costume designer: )
Show Show Costume and Wardrobe Department (19 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (3 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Slightly Scandalous (1944). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 12 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gilbert Adrian


Janet Gaynor  (his death)  (1 child)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"When the glamour goes for Garbo, it goes for me as well." - the reason Adrian gave for leaving MGM.


Posthumously won Broadway's 1961 Tony Award as Best Costume Designer (Musical) for "Camelot," along with his co-designer Tony Duquette. See more »

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