Jean (Berthault) Louis

Jean Louis (Berthault) Louis (1907 - 1997)

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Jean Louis Louis formerly Berthault
Born in Paris, Francemap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married (to ) [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Palm Springs, Californiamap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Jul 2015
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Biography

Jean Louis was born Jean Louis Berthault, was a French-born, Hollywood costume designer and an Academy Award winner for Costume Design. Before coming to Hollywood he worked in New York for fashion entrepreneur Hattie Carnegie, where the clientele included Joan Cohn, the wife of Columbia Pictures studio chief Harry Cohn. Louis worked as head designer for Columbia Pictures from 1944 to 1960. His most famous works include Rita Hayworth's black satin strapless dress from Gilda (1946), Marlene Dietrich's celebrated beaded souffle stagewear for her cabaret world tours, as well as the sheer, sparkling gown Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" to John F. Kennedy in 1962. The dress was so tight that he actually had to sew it while she was wearing it. The idea of dresses being a nude color with crystals coating it, stunned audiences. It gave people the illusion that the wearer was nude, except for discretely placed rhinestones covering them head to toe.

Naturalization

On the naturalization record shows him as Louis Andre Berthault or Jean Louis Berthault. Arrived on 17 Nov 1936 in New York, New York on the Queen Mary and petitioned for naturalization. Departed from Cherbourg, France.

Sources

  • Wikipedia:Jean_Louis
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  • Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.
  • Ancestry.com. New York, Naturalization Records, 1882-1944 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors. The National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, D.C.; Petitions for Naturalization from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1897-1944; Series: M1972; Roll: 1411.
  • Ancestry.com. California, Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
  • Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Year: 1936; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 5901; Line: 18; Page Number: 4.
  • Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.


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