Mel Bourne

Production designer, Assistant production designer, Scenic designer
Best known for his impeccable collaborations with Woody Allen, beginning with "Annie Hall" (1977) and running through "Broadway Danny Rose" (1984), Mel Bourne excels at urban settings. After studying at the Yale School ... Read more »
Born: 11/21/1923 in Newark, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Art Department (35)

Gloria 1999 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Michael Hayes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Striptease 1996 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Kiss of Death 1995 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Something to Talk About 1995 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Angie 1994 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Indecent Proposal 1993 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Man Trouble 1992 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Fisher King 1991 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Reversal of Fortune 1990 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Rude Awakening 1989 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Cocktail 1988 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Accused 1988 (Movie)

production designer consultant (Production Designer)

Fatal Attraction 1987 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

F/X 1986 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Manhunter 1986 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Broadway Danny Rose 1984 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Natural 1984 (Movie)

(New York) (Production Designer)

Zelig 1983 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy 1982 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Still of the Night 1982 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Mike Wallace Profiles 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Art Director

Thief 1981 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Stardust Memories 1980 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Windows 1980 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Manhattan 1979 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Interiors 1978 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Annie Hall 1977 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Greek Tycoon 1977 (Movie)

art direction(USA) (Art Director)

The Silence 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Art Director

Nunzio 1974 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Miracle Worker 1961 (Movie)

art direction assistant (Assistant Art Director)

Cupid & Cate (TV Show)

Production Designer

Equal Justice (TV Show)

Production Designer

The Quinns (TV Show)

Art Director
Actor (1)

The Fisher King 1991 (Movie)

Carmichael (Actor)

Biography

Best known for his impeccable collaborations with Woody Allen, beginning with "Annie Hall" (1977) and running through "Broadway Danny Rose" (1984), Mel Bourne excels at urban settings. After studying at the Yale School of Drama, Bourne worked as an apprentice to the stage designer Robert Edmond Jones. During the 1950s, he created the settings for numerous stage productions including "The Male Animal" and "The Millionairess". Bourne segued to films in 1957 as associate art director on "That Night". In addition to Woody Allen, he has worked with Michael Mann ("Thief" 1981), Robert Benton ("Still of the Night" 1982) and Barbet Schroeder ("Reversal of Fortune" 1990). Bourne was thrice nominated for an Oscar for his designs for "Interiors" (1978), "The Natural" (1984) and "The Fisher King" (1991).

Relationships

Timothy Bourne

Son

Travis Bourne

Son

Tristan Bourne

Son

EDUCATION

Purdue University

West Lafayette , Indiana
left to enlist in the US Army

School of Drama, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1945 - 1948

Milestones

1976

First feature as production designer, "Annie Hall"

1962

First feature film credit as assistant art director on "The Miracle Worker"

1948

Began career as set designer with the New York Theatre Guild as assistant to Robert Edmond Jones (date approximate)

1944

Worked at Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey

Worked on numerous live TV programs during 1950s

Served in the US Army during WWII

Raised in Chicago

Bonus Trivia

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"I'm no genius, just a blue-collar designer who was lucky enough to be exposed to creative people with passion." --Bourne quoted in Daily News, March 3, 1997.

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Bourne often places a copy of Robert Ludlum's novel "The Bourne Identity" in the background as set decoration.

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