Anna Hill Johnstone

Costume designer, Seamstress for summer stock productions
A prolific, Oscar-nominated costume designer, Anna Hill Johnstone was a frequent collaborator with directors Elia Kazan and Sidney Lumet. Her costume stylings graced such Kazan films as "On the Waterfront" (1954), "East ... Read more »
Born: 04/07/1913

Filmography

Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (45)

The Man in the Moon 1991 (Movie)

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Fletch Lives 1989 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Arthur 2 On The Rocks 1988 (Movie)

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Backfire 1988 (Movie)

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Running on Empty 1988 (Movie)

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Power 1986 (Movie)

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Garbo Talks 1984 (Movie)

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A Night in Heaven 1983 (Movie)

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Daniel 1983 (Movie)

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The Verdict 1982 (Movie)

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Prince of the City 1981 (Movie)

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Ragtime 1981 (Movie)

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Going in Style 1979 (Movie)

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King of the Gypsies 1978 (Movie)

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Report to the Commissioner 1975 (Movie)

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The Last Tycoon 1975 (Movie)

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The Next Man 1975 (Movie)

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The Stepford Wives 1975 (Movie)

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Serpico 1974 (Movie)

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Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams 1973 (Movie)

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The Godfather 1972 (Movie)

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Cotton Comes to Harlem 1970 (Movie)

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Alice's Restaurant 1969 (Movie)

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Trilogy 1969 (Movie)

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Bye Bye Braverman 1968 (Movie)

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The Night They Raided Minsky's 1968 (Movie)

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The Subject Was Roses 1968 (Movie)

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The Swimmer 1968 (Movie)

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The Group 1966 (Movie)

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The Pawnbroker 1965 (Movie)

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Fail Safe 1964 (Movie)

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Harvey Middleman, Fireman 1964 (Movie)

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America, America 1963 (Movie)

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Ladybug, Ladybug 1963 (Movie)

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David and Lisa 1962 (Movie)

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Splendor in the Grass 1961 (Movie)

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Wild River 1960 (Movie)

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Odds Against Tomorrow 1959 (Movie)

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A Face in the Crowd 1957 (Movie)

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Baby Doll 1956 (Movie)

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Edge of the City 1956 (Movie)

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East of Eden 1955 (Movie)

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Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye (TV Show)

Costume Designer

Biography

A prolific, Oscar-nominated costume designer, Anna Hill Johnstone was a frequent collaborator with directors Elia Kazan and Sidney Lumet. Her costume stylings graced such Kazan films as "On the Waterfront" (1954), "East of Eden" (1955), "Baby Doll" (1956), "A Face in the Crowd" (1957), "Wild River" (1960), "Splendor in the Grass" (1961), "America, America" (1963), and "The Last Tycoon" (1976). She also provided appropriate garb for many of Lumet's distinctive films: "Fail Safe" (1964), "The Pawnbroker" (1965), "Serpico" (1973), "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975), "Prince of the City" (1981), "The Verdict" (1982), "Daniel" (1983), "Garbo Talks" (1984), "Power" (1986), and "Running on Empty" (1988). Johnstone received Academy Award nominations for Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" (1972) and Milos Forman's "Ragtime" (1981).

Relationships

Curville Robinson

Husband
married for more than 50 years died in 1989

Milestones

1948

First feature credit on "Portrait of Jennie"

1937

Earned her first full credit for the Broadway hit, "Having Wonderful Time"

Worked as a seamstress for summer stock stage shows

Worked on various stage productions including "Bell, Book, and Candle", "Lost in the Stars", "Tea and Sympathy", "The Tender Trap" and "A Streetcar Named Desire"

Helped with student productions in college

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