George James Hopkins (March 23, 1896 – February 11, 1985), was a set designer, playwright and production designer.
A native of
Pasadena, California, Hopkins got his start designing scenery on stage after studying design in college. He moved to films in 1917, working as an art director for various studios. During his long career, Hopkins had been nominated for the Oscars thirteen times. Connection to the murder of William Desmond Taylor [edit ]
Hopkins had a professional and intimate relationship with silent film director
William Desmond Taylor, whose unsolved murder was one of early Hollywood's biggest scandals. On the 1922 morning that Taylor's body was found, Charles Eyton instructed Hopkins to remove a basket of documents from the murder scene, and Hopkins obeyed. Hopkins' unpublished 1981 autobiography, Caught in the Act, was used as a major source for Charles Higham's book on the Taylor murder. [1 ] Filmography [edit ] Set Decorator [edit ] (1975) (as George Hopkins) The Day of the Locust 40 Carats (1973) Dirty Little Billy (1972) (1972) 1776 The Love Machine (1971) (as George Hopkins) R.P.M. (1970) (1970) (as George Hopkins) On a Clear Day You Can See Forever The Cheyenne Social Club (1970) (as George Hopkins) (1969) (as George Hopkins) Hello, Dolly! (1967) Wait Until Dark Hotel (1967) Not with My Wife, You Don't! (1966) (1966) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Inside Daisy Clover (1965) (1965) The Great Race None But the Brave (1965) (1964) My Fair Lady (1963) Palm Springs Weekend [2 ] Rampage (1963) Island of Love (1963) Days of Wine and Roses (1962) The Chapman Report (1962) (1962) The Music Man Portrait of a Mobster (1961) A Fever in the Blood (1961) (1960) Sunrise at Campobello The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960) Cash McCall (1960) (1958) Auntie Mame Too Much, Too Soon (1958) Sincerely Yours (1955) East of Eden (1955) (1954) A Star Is Born (1954) Dial M for Murder So Big (1953) I Confess (1953) The Iron Mistress (1952) The Story of Will Rogers (1952) This Woman Is Dangerous (1952) I'll See You in My Dreams (1951) (1951) A Streetcar Named Desire Strangers on a Train (1951) Dallas (1950) The Breaking Point (1950) This Side of the Law (1950) Perfect Strangers (1950) The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949) Task Force (1949) (1947) Life with Father (as James Hopkins) Deception (1946) Of Human Bondage (1946) Suspense (1946) One More Tomorrow (1946) My Reputation (1946) Mildred Pierce (1945) Roughly Speaking (1945) Janie (1944) Passage to Marseille (1944) Princess O'Rourke (1943) This Is the Army (1943) (1943) Mission to Moscow (1942) Casablanca The Hidden Hand (1942) The Soul of Youth (1920) (1918) Salomé (1917) Cleopatra Oscar Nominations [edit ] Art Direction/Set Decoration Art Direction/Set Decoration – Black & White Art Direction/Set Decoration – Color Interior Decoration – Black & White Interior Decoration – Color References [edit ] External links [edit ]
1941–1946 Black & White / Color separate 1941 (bw): Richard Day, Nathan H. Juran, Thomas Little / (c): Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary, Edwin B. Willis 1942 (bw): Richard Day, Joseph C. Wright, Thomas Little / (c): Richard Day, Joseph C. Wright, Thomas Little 1943 (bw): James Basevi, William S. Darling, Thomas Little / (c): Alexander Golitzen, John B. Goodman, Russell A. Gausman, Ira S. Webb 1944 (bw): Cedric Gibbons, William Ferrari, Paul Huldschinsky, Edwin B. Willis / (c): Wiard Ihnen, Thomas Little 1945 (bw): Wiard Ihnen, A. Roland Fields / (c): Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegté, Samuel M. Comer 1946 (bw): William S. Darling, Lyle R. Wheeler, Thomas Little, Frank E. Hughes / (c): Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse, Edwin B. Willis 1947–1958 renamed Art Direction - Set Decoration Black & White / Color separate 1947 (bw): John Bryan, Wilfred Shingleton / (c): Alfred Junge 1948 (bw): Roger K. Furse, Carmen Dillon / (c): Hein Heckroth, Arthur Lawson 1949 (bw): Harry Horner, John Meehan, Emile Kuri / (c): Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse, Edwin B. Willis, Jack D. Moore 1950 (bw): Hans Dreier, John Meehan, Samuel M. Comer, Ray Moyer / (c): Hans Dreier, Walter Tyler, Samuel M. Comer, Ray Moyer 1951 (bw): Richard Day, George James Hopkins / (c): Cedric Gibbons, E. Preston Ames, Edwin B. Willis, F. Keogh Gleason 1952 (bw): Cedric Gibbons, Edward Carfagno, Edwin B. Willis, F. Keogh Gleason /(c): Paul Sheriff, Marcel Vertès 1953 (bw): Cedric Gibbons, Edward Carfagno, Edwin B. Willis, Hugh Hunt / (c): Lyle R. Wheeler, George Davis, Walter M. Scott, Paul S. Fox 1954 (bw): Richard Day / (c): John Meehan, Emile Kuri 1955 (bw): Hal Pereira, Tambi Larsen, Samuel M. Comer, Arthur Krams / (c): William Flannery, Jo Mielziner, Robert Priestley 1956 (bw): Cedric Gibbons, Malcolm F. Brown, Edwin B. Willis, F. Keogh Gleason / (c): Lyle R. Wheeler, John DeCuir, Walter M. Scott, Paul S. Fox 1957–1958 1959–1960 Black & White / Color separate
1961–1966 Black & White / Color separate 1961 (bw): Harry Horner, Gene Callahan / (c): Boris Leven, Victor A. Gangelin 1962 (bw): Alexander Golitzen, Henry Bumstead, Oliver Emert /(c): John Box, John Stoll, Dario Simoni 1963 (bw): Gene Callahan / (c): John DeCuir, Jack Martin Smith, Hilyard M. Brown, Herman A. Blumenthal, Elven Webb, Maurice Pelling, Boris Juraga, Walter M. Scott, Paul S. Fox, Ray Moyer 1964 (bw): Vassilis Photopoulos /(c): Gene Allen, Cecil Beaton, George Hopkins 1965 (bw): Robert Clatworthy, Joseph Kish /(c): John Box, Terence Marsh, Dario Simoni 1966 (bw): Richard Sylbert, George Hopkins / (c): Jack Martin Smith, Dale Hennesy, Walter M. Scott, Stuart A. Reiss 1967–1980 1967: John Truscott, Edward Carrere, John W. Brown 1968: John Box, Terence Marsh, Vernon Dixon, Ken Muggleston 1969: John DeCuir, Jack Martin Smith, Herman A. Blumenthal, Walter M. Scott, George Hopkins, Raphaël Bretton 1970: Urie McCleary, Gil Parrondo, Antonio Mateos, Pierre-Louis Thévenet 1971: John Box, Ernest Archer, Jack Maxsted, Gil Parrondo, Vernon Dixon 1972: Rolf Zehetbauer, Jurgen Kiebach, Herbert Strabel 1973: Henry Bumstead, James W. Payne 1974: Dean Tavoularis, Angelo P. Graham, George R. Nelson 1975: Ken Adam, Roy Walker, Vernon Dixon 1976: George C. Jenkins, George Gaines 1977: John Barry, Norman Reynolds, Leslie Dilley, Roger Christian 1978: Paul Sylbert, Edwin O'Donovan, George Gaines 1979: Philip Rosenberg, Tony Walton, Edward Stewart, Gary J. Brink 1980: Pierre Guffroy, Jack Stephens