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Travis Banton (1894–1958)

Travis Banton was the star costume designer at Paramount during the studio's heyday of glamour and sophistication in the 1930's. During his tenure (1924-38), he created imaginative, often daring designs for stars like Kay Francis, Carole Lombard, Mae West and, most famously, Marlene Dietrich. His best work was done in tandem with the director ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Paradine Case Costume Designer
Letter from an Unknown Woman Costume Designer
Scarlet Street Costume and Wardrobe Department
Two Fisted Costume Designer


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 1951 Valentino
 1950 Never a Dull Moment (gowns)
 1948 The Velvet Touch (costumes designed by)
 1947 The Paradine Case (gowns)
 1947 Secret Beyond the Door... (gowns)
 1947 The Lost Moment (gowns)
 1947 The Guilt of Janet Ames (gowns)
 1947 I'll Be Yours (costumes)
 1946 Magnificent Doll (gowns)
 1946 The Runaround (gowns)
 1946 Tangier
 1945 Frontier Gal
 1945 This Love of Ours (costumes: Merle Oberon)
 1945 Paris Underground (uncredited)
 1945 Wonder Man (costumes)
 1944 Cover Girl (gowns)
 1941 Sun Valley Serenade (costumes)
 1941 Man Hunt
 1941 Moon Over Miami (costumes)
 1941 Blood and Sand (costumes)
 1941 The Great American Broadcast (costumes)
 1941 That Night in Rio (costumes)
 1941 Western Union (costumes)
 1940 Chad Hanna (costumes)
 1940 Hudson's Bay
 1940 Tin Pan Alley (costumes)
 1940 The Mark of Zorro (costumes)
 1940 Down Argentine Way (costumes)
 1940 The Great Profile (costumes)
 1940 Maryland
 1940 Four Sons (costumes)
 1940 Lillian Russell (costumes)
 1939 Slightly Honorable (gowns)
 1939 Raffles (costumes)
 1939 Eternally Yours (other gowns)
 1938 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (costumes)
 1937 Angel
 1937 Easy Living (costumes)
 1937 Swing High, Swing Low (costumes designed by)
 1937 Clarence (uncredited)
 1937 Maid of Salem (costumes designed by)
 1936 The Big Broadcast of 1937 (uncredited)
 1936 Lady Be Careful (uncredited)
 1936 The General Died at Dawn (costumes designed by)
 1936 The Princess Comes Across (costumes designed by)
 1936 Love Before Breakfast (gowns: Miss Lombard's)
 1936 Desire
 1936 Anything Goes
 1936 Collegiate (uncredited)
 1935 The Fashion Side of Hollywood (Documentary short)
 1935 Two Fisted
 1935 Accent on Youth (gowns, uncredited)
 1935 Smart Girl (uncredited)
 1935 Shanghai (uncredited)
 1935 So Red the Rose (uncredited)
 1935 Paris in Spring (uncredited)
 1935 Love in Bloom (uncredited)
 1935 Private Worlds (uncredited)
 1935 All the King's Horses (uncredited)
 1935 Ruggles of Red Gap (uncredited)
 1935 Rumba
 1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (uncredited)
 1935 Enter Madame!
 1934 Here Is My Heart (uncredited)
 1934 Limehouse Blues (uncredited)
 1934 Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove (Short) (uncredited)
 1934/I Menace (uncredited)
 1934 Imitation of Life (uncredited)
 1934 Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (uncredited)
 1934 The Pursuit of Happiness (uncredited)
 1934 The Notorious Sophie Lang (uncredited)
 1934 Kiss and Make-Up (uncredited)
 1934 The Scarlet Empress (uncredited)
 1934 We're Not Dressing (uncredited)
 1934 You're Telling Me! (uncredited)
 1934 Death Takes a Holiday (uncredited)
 1934 Bolero (uncredited)
 1934 All of Me (gowns, uncredited)
 1934 Nana
 1934 Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen (uncredited)
 1933 Sitting Pretty (uncredited)
 1933 Design for Living (uncredited)
 1933 White Woman (uncredited)
 1933 I'm No Angel (uncredited)
 1933 Torch Singer
 1933 One Sunday Afternoon (uncredited)
 1933 Midnight Club (uncredited)
 1933 The Song of Songs (uncredited)
 1933 Mama Loves Papa (uncredited)
 1933 Disgraced (uncredited)
 1933 College Humor (uncredited)
 1933 International House (uncredited)
 1933 The Eagle and the Hawk (uncredited)
 1933 The Story of Temple Drake (uncredited)
 1933 A Bedtime Story (uncredited)
 1933 Supernatural (uncredited)
 1933 Terror Aboard (uncredited)
 1933 A Lady's Profession (uncredited)
 1933 He Learned About Women (uncredited)
 1933 From Hell to Heaven (uncredited)
 1933 The Crime of the Century (uncredited)
 1933 The Woman Accused (uncredited)
 1933 Luxury Liner (uncredited)
 1933 Tonight Is Ours (uncredited)
 1932 Madame Butterfly (uncredited)
 1932 A Farewell to Arms (uncredited)
 1932 Evenings for Sale (uncredited)
 1932 Night After Night (uncredited)
 1932 Trouble in Paradise (gowns)
 1932 The Phantom President (uncredited)
 1932 Blonde Venus (uncredited)
 1932 Love Me Tonight (uncredited)
 1932 Devil and the Deep (uncredited)
 1932 The Man from Yesterday (uncredited)
 1932 Thunder Below (uncredited)
 1932 Sinners in the Sun (uncredited)
 1932 The Strange Case of Clara Deane (uncredited)
 1932 One Hour with You (gowns)
 1932 Strangers in Love (uncredited)
 1932 Shanghai Express (gowns)
 1932 No One Man (uncredited)
 1931 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (uncredited)
 1931 Working Girls (uncredited)
 1931 Once a Lady (uncredited)
 1931 24 Hours (uncredited)
 1931 The Road to Reno (uncredited)
 1931 The Mad Parade (uncredited)
 1931 An American Tragedy (uncredited)
 1931 I Take This Woman (uncredited)
 1931 The Lawyer's Secret (uncredited)
 1931 Up Pops the Devil (uncredited)
 1931 Ladies' Man (uncredited)
 1931 Gun Smoke (uncredited)
 1931 Dishonored (uncredited)
 1931 It Pays to Advertise (uncredited)
 1931 No Limit (uncredited)
 1930 The Royal Family of Broadway (uncredited)
 1930 Fast and Loose (uncredited)
 1930 The Virtuous Sin (uncredited)
 1930 Her Wedding Night (uncredited)
 1930 Follow Thru (uncredited)
 1930 Monte Carlo (uncredited)
 1930 Let's Go Native (uncredited)
 1930 Grumpy (uncredited)
 1930 For the Defense (uncredited)
 1930 A Man from Wyoming (uncredited)
 1930 Anybody's War (uncredited)
 1930 Safety in Numbers (uncredited)
 1930 One Romantic Night (uncredited)
 1930 Paramount on Parade (uncredited)
 1930 The Benson Murder Case (uncredited)
 1930 Honey (uncredited)
 1930 Young Eagles (uncredited)
 1930 Sarah and Son (uncredited)
 1930 Slightly Scarlet (uncredited)
 1930 Dangerous Paradise (uncredited)
 1930 Behind the Make-Up (uncredited)
 1929 The Laughing Lady (uncredited)
 1929 Pointed Heels (uncredited)
 1929 Half Way to Heaven (uncredited)
 1929 Darkened Rooms (uncredited)
 1929 The Love Parade (uncredited)
 1929 Illusion (uncredited)
 1929 Charming Sinners (uncredited)
 1929 The Dance of Life (uncredited)
 1929 The Greene Murder Case (uncredited)
 1929 The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (uncredited)
 1929 The Four Feathers (uncredited)
 1929 The Wheel of Life (uncredited)
 1929 Thunderbolt (uncredited)
 1929 The Man I Love (uncredited)
 1929 A Dangerous Woman (uncredited)
 1929 The Wild Party (uncredited)
 1929 Chinatown Nights (uncredited)
 1929 The Case of Lena Smith (uncredited)
 1929 The Canary Murder Case (uncredited)
 1928 Manhattan Cocktail (uncredited)
 1928 Interference (uncredited)
 1928 The Docks of New York (uncredited)
 1928 The Fleet's In (uncredited)
 1928 Half a Bride (uncredited)
 1928 The Dragnet (uncredited)
 1928 The Fifty-Fifty Girl (uncredited)
 1928 Abie's Irish Rose (uncredited)
 1928 Three Sinners (uncredited)
 1928 Red Hair
 1928 Doomsday (uncredited)
 1928 Beau Sabreur (uncredited)
 1927 She's a Sheik (uncredited)
 1927 Now We're in the Air (uncredited)
 1927 The Woman on Trial (uncredited)
 1927 Underworld (uncredited)
 1927 Rolled Stockings (uncredited)
 1927 Wings (uncredited)
 1927 Barbed Wire (uncredited)
 1927 Children of Divorce (uncredited)
 1927 It (uncredited)
 1926 The Popular Sin (uncredited)
 1926 The Cat's Pajamas (uncredited)
 1926 Mantrap (uncredited)
 1926 The Palm Beach Girl (uncredited)
 1926 The Blind Goddess (uncredited)
 1926 Love 'Em and Leave 'Em (uncredited)
 1926 Miss Brewster's Millions (uncredited)
 1926 The Grand Duchess and the Waiter (uncredited)
 1925 Grounds for Divorce (uncredited)
 1925 The Swan (uncredited)
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He was gown designer for Robert E. Lee and Jerome Lawrence play, "Auntie Mame," first at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio and closed at the Erlanger Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Eve Arden, Benay Venuta, Brooks West, Dorothy Blackburn, David Lewis, Florence McMichael, Manning Ross, Elizabeth Talbot-Martin, Ray Fulmer, ... See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on Carole Lombard] You could toss a bolt of fabric at Carole Lombard and however it would land on her she would look smart.

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