Bernstein, Aline, 1881-1955

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Birth 1881-12-22
Death 1955-09-07

Biographical notes:

Costume and set designer for the American theater, Aline Bernstein worked with the Lewisohn sisters at the Henry Street Settlement, designed productions for the Grand Street Follies, five Lillian Hellman plays, and two RKO spectaculars, and received a Tony award for her costumes for the opera Regina (1950), among other highlights. She was also an author and helped establish the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art serving as its president for the last nine years of her life.

From the description of Letters to Samuel Bradley, 1938-1946. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 259172152

From the guide to the Letters to Samuel Bradley, 1938-1946, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

Set and costume designer; author.

From the description of Letter to Philip Moeller [manuscript], 1934. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647816337

Aline Bernstein (1882-1955), New York City designer for theater, opera and dance performances from 1920s to 1950s, began her career designing for productions at the Neighborhood Playhouse, and later on for Broadway, operas and dance productions. Her credits include The little clay cart (1924), The game of love and death (1929), The happy time (1950), and Regina (1949), an opera for which Bernstein's designs won a Tony Award in 1950. Bernstein was also the author of 3 books: two novels, Three blue suits (1933) and The journey down (1938); and An actor's daughter (1941), an autobiography of her early life.

From the guide to the Aline Bernstein designs, 1922-1952, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

Aline Bernstein (1882-1955), New York City designer for theater, opera and dance performances from 1920s to 1950s, began her career designing for productions at the Neighborhood Playhouse, and later on for Broadway, operas and dance productions.

Her credits include The little clay cart (1924), The game of love and death (1929), The happy time (1950), and Regina (1949), an opera for which Bernstein's designs won a Tony Award in 1950. Bernstein was also the author of 3 books: two novels, Three blue suits (1933) and The journey down (1938); and An actor's daughter (1941), an autobiography of her early life.

From the description of Aline Bernstein designs, 1924-1984 1924-1952. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 669063581

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Subjects:

  • Costume designs--20th century
  • Costume designers
  • Set designers
  • Women designers
  • Costume design--New York (State)--New York--20th century

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  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)