Costume Sketch Signed, in color, identified on verso, "Betty Grable in 'Call Me Mister' 1951." 10 x 12 inches. CHARLES LE MAIRE.
Costume Sketch Signed, in color, identified on verso, "Betty Grable in 'Call Me Mister' 1951." 10 x 12 inches.
CHARLES LE MAIRE

(1897-1985) American costume designer for theater and film

Costume Sketch Signed, in color, identified on verso, "Betty Grable in 'Call Me Mister' 1951." 10 x 12 inches.

Le Maire has drawn two sketches on one sheet of medium heavy stock. The large costume appears to be rendered in black artist's pencil and water color and the smaller one to the right in pencil and ink, this smaller sketch showing another view of the costume. Le Maire signs in ink with date "51" and titles the drawing, "Betty Grable - 'Call Me Mister.'" His costume design shows a Japanese woman in a blue and silver kimono, holding a bouquet possibly of cherry blossoms with complimentary blossoms in her hair. As identified on verso in another hand, the design was to be worn by Betty Grable playing the part of an American entertainer in Japan after World War II in the film, "Call Me Mister." Very attractive and in fine condition with sunning along edges.

Le Maire's career spanned six decades from the 1920s through 1950s. After promoting the creation of an Academy Award for Costume Design, he received three Oscars for the new category for the films "All about Eve" 1950, "The Robe" 1953, "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" 1955.

Item #4376

Price: $650.00