Leonard Maltin’s blog highlights this exhibit honoring Cecil B. DeMille (one that has been on display at the USC School of Cinematic Arts since September). The building is open to the public, and the exhibit continues through March 16.
Maltin notes, of the above Rambova sketch:
“Natacha Rambova (née Winifred Shaughnessy) is best remembered as Rudolph Valentino’s wife, but she was also a talented artist who designed memorable sets and costumes for a handful of films including DeMille’s Forbidden Fruit (1921). Several of her original ink-and-watercolor originals are on display at USC.”
As many of you know, the focus of much of my research has been on Natacha Rambova’s design career (including her costumes for Broadway, Opera, film, as well as fashion ) I knew these sketches existed, but still I wish I had a trip planned to Los Angeles to see them in person.
For more, see his article here: DeMille on Disply