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Waldo Angelo Watercolor Self Portrait WatercolorWaldo Francis Angelo (August 26, 1920 - March 8, 1992) was a noted costume designer for stage and screen from the 1940's up until the 1970's, working on such productions as Perils of Pauline, Variety Girl, Blue Skies, The Ziegfeld Follies, Wonderful Town, and Call Me Madam, among others.

Even the sketch artists and assistants in wardrobe were frequently gay, like Richard Hopper and Waldo Angelo, who both worked for a time for Edith Head. Hopper, who according to his friend Don Bachardy was a talented, "unsung" designer, would later open his own shop. Sketch artist Richard Hopper illustrated Edith’s design for Elke Sommer in The Oscar (1966). He took over most of the sketch artist duties after Grace Sprague died, and remained with Edith for many years until he too became a costume designer. Angelo, stymied in the studio by having to forfeit all credit to Head, moved to Broadway, where he was a longtime collaborator with noted designer Raoul Pene du Bois.

He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on August 26, 1920, and died in Los Angeles on March 8, 1992.


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