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SELECTED SAMPLE IMAGES Original size prints of the finest quality are available upon request


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John DeCuir,Sr. 1918-1991

Production Designer, Art Director, Illustrator

Born in San Francisco,l9l8. Graduate of Chouniard Art Institute - Four Time Academy Award Winner Concert Violinist John was a concert violinist at the age of 19. It was his father’s dream, but unfortunately life and times had a different plan. The young man’s real passion was film design and despite his father’s wishes, he rushed off into the world of cinema His work on "The Robe" won an Academy Award. In addition he won three other academy awards for "The King & I", "Cleopatra" and "Hello Dolly". He was nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for best art direction for 11 times. His film career spanned over 50 fifty years, 8 of them spent in Rome on various film projects where he and his wife wrote numerous screenplays including the LIFE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, "MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD.", JANE BLONDE” AND “CLICK”. His fils include:

. A CERTAIN SMILE CALL ME MADAM CHARLIE CLEOPATRA DADDY LONG LEGS DIPLOMATIC COURIER DR. FAUSTUS GHOSTBUSTERS HALF ANGEL HELLO DOLLY HOW TO BE VERY VERY POPULAR I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE ISLAND IN THE SUN JOJO DANCER LEGAL EAGLES LOVE AND BULLETS MONSIGNOR MY COUSIN RACHEL ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH SEVEN THIEVES

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT, TOO THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE THE BIG FISHERMAN THE GREAT WHITE HOPE THE HONEY POT THE HOUSE ON TELEGRAPH HILL THE KING AND I THE MARRIAGE BROKER THE NAKED CITY THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT THE ROBE THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN ZIEGFELD: THE MAN AND HIS WOMEN RAISE THE TITANIC SOUTH PACIFIC TAMING OF THE SHREW


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188 - “TAMING OF THE SHREW” — PADUA — CONCEPT ILLUSTRATION

189 - “GHOSTBUSTERS” — GHOST CENTRAL


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“CLEOPATRA — ELIZABETH TAYLOR

191 - CARMEN JONES

192 - “THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY” — ILLUSTRATION

190 - ALEXANDER’S PALACE — THE ILLUSTRATION


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193 - MARILYN MONROE — “THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS”

HARRY BELAFONTE DOROTHY DANDERIDGE — 194 - “ISLAND IN THE SUN”

195 - “SOUTH PACIFIC” — ENTRANCE TO BALI HI


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“HELLO, DOLLY!” — THE HAT SHOP — THREE-PANEL ILLUSTRATION

196 - THE WORKSHOP

197 - THE ENTRY

199 - “HELLO, DOLLY!” — NEW YORK STREET — PENCIL SKETCH REMNANT OF THE STREET

198 - THE SALON

STANDING


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200 - “HELLO, DOLLY!” — NEW YORK STREET — RENDERING

201 - BRUTE FORCE

“BRUTE FORCE” — PRISON GATE

BURT LANCASTER


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RICHARD BURTON – OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND – “MY COUSIN RACHEL”

202 - “GHOSTBUSTERS” — GHOST CENTRAL


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HAROLD RAMIS, BILL MURRAY & DAN AYKROYD

203 - “CLEOPATRA” – TEMPLE OF ISIS

204 - “THE HOLY GRAIL” — ESCAPE FROM PETRA

205 - “THE KING & I” - ANNA’S ENTRANCE INTO SIAM BY STEAMER


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206 - ON THE DECK OF ANNA’S STEAMER

207 - THE LOVE GARDEN

208 - ELEPHANT BAITING — (THIS SEQUENCE WAS NEVER SHOT)


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209 - DEBORAH KERR — ANNA’S BEDROOM — THE ILLUSTRATION

210 - PALACE ENTRANCE — CONCEPT SKETCH

211 - PALACE ENTRANCE — CONCEPT ILLUSTRATION

PALACE ENTRANCE — THE SET


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212 - “THE KING & I” — THE PRESENTATION HALL— ILLUSTRATION

THE CATALOGUE - PORTFOLIO ONE

001- CARMEN JONES – TRAIN STATION

002 - NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS

003 - NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS


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005 - NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS

010 - SOUTH PACIFIC - ENCAMPMENT

011- BRUTE FORCE – PRISON GATES

012- CINEMASCOPE MUSICAL R&D


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013 - HELLO DOLLY – HAT SHOP

014 - GOLD – THE WATERHOLE

015 - THE HOLY GRAIL - SHALOOM

016 - THE HOLY GRAIL – TEMPLE BASHTAR


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017 – THE HOLY GRAIL TEMPLE BASHTAR

018 - THE HOLY GRAIL – THE CRYPT

019 - THE HOLY GRAIL – THE CRYPT

020- THE HOLY GRAIL – THE CRYPT


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021 - THE HOLY GRAIL – THE MONKS LAIR

022 - THE HOLY GRAIL – THE SECRET PASSAGE

023 - THE HOLY GRAIL – BRIDGE OF SIGHS

024 - THE HOLY GRAIL – THE GRAIL CRYPT


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025 - ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH – VILLA ENTRANCE

026 - ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH – BEDROOM SUITE

027 - THE ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO – SORCEROR’S DEN

028 - SHAKESPEAR & HIS WOMEN – ON THE BEACH


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029 - SHAKESPEAR & HIS WOMEN - RENDEZVOUS

030 - SHAKESPEAR & HIS WOMEN – THE ARMADA

031 - SHAKESPEAR & HIS WOMEN – AFTER THE FIRE

032 - SHAKESPEAR & HIS WOMEN - REUNION


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033 - SHAKESPEAR & HIS WOMEN - THE GLOBE

034 - SHAKESPEAR & HIS WOMEN – ON STAGE

035 - SHAKESPEAR & HIS WOMEN – STRATFORD

036 - SHAKESPEAR & HIS WOMEN - STRATFORD


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037 - SHAKESPEAR & HIS WOMEN – BURNING OF THE GLOBE

038 - SHAKESPEAR & HIS WOMEN - MAROONED

039 - SHAKESPEAR & HIS WOMEN – AFTER THE FIRE

041 - SHAKESPEAR & HIS WOMEN – REUNION


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042 - SHAKESPEAR & HIS WOMEN – THE GYPSY CAMP

043 - SHAKESPEAR & HIS WOMEN – MARRIED AT LAST

044 - SHAKESPEAR & HIS WOMEN – WHOSE DAUGHTER ?

045 - SHAKESPEAR & HIS WOMEN – BEAR BAITING


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045 – HELLO DOLLY – PARADE FLOAT

046 – HELLO DOLLY - VANDERGELDERS

047 – LAS VEGAS CONCEPT SKETCH


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048 - HELLO DOLLY – MAIN STREET

049 – RAISE THE TITANIC – SUBMERGED

050 – MY COUSIN RACHEL – SEASIDE

051 – CARMEN JONES – DANCE NUMBER


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052 - SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO – WAR

053 – MONSIGNORE – VATICAN OFFICES

054 – SOUTH PACIFIC – RESCUE

055 – BOY AND A DOLPHIN

056 – BOY & A DOLPHON


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057 CLEOPATRA – THE BATTLE OF ACTIUM

058 SOUTH PACIFIC – HONEY BUN

059 THE KING & I – ARRIVAL IN SIAM

060 HELLO DOLLY – MAIN STREET


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061 – HELLO DOLLY - MAIN STREET

062 – HELLO DOLLY – MAIN STREET – THE HAT SHOP

063 – HELLO DOLLY – THE TRAIN STATION


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064 – THE ROBE – CHRIST AT THE GATE

065 – SOUTH PACIFIC – BALI HI

066 – CALL ME MADAME


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067 – TIME OUT OF MIND

067 – SOUTH PACIFIC – BALI HI

068 – THE ORPHANAGE RTD


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069 – THE ORPHANAGE RTD

070 – MY COUSIN RACHEL

071 – MY COUSIN RACHEL


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072 – HELLO DOLLY – TRAIN STATION

073 – MY COUSIN RACHEL

074 – THE ADVENTTRES OF MARCO POLO


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075 THE ROBE

076 – THE ROBE

077 – TIME OUT OF MIND


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078 – TIME OUT OF MIND

079 RTD

080 THE ORPHANAGE RTD


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081 – ACADEMY MUSICAL NUMBER

082 – THE ROBE

083 – ISLAND IN THE SUN

084 – SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO


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085 - RTD

086 – SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO

087 – RAISE THE TITANIC

088 – THE ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO


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089 THE SDVENTURES OF MARCO POLO

090 – ISLAND IN THE SUN

091 – THE ROBE


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092 – THE INVISIBLE MAN

093 – THE ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO

094 – MY COUSIN RACHEL


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095 – SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO

096 – SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO

097 THE ORPHANAGE RTD

098 – THE BIG FISHERMAN


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099 – MY COUSIN RACHEL

100 – MY COUSIN RACHEL

101 – NYNY


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102 – THE GREAT WHITE HOPE

101 – GREAT WHITE HOPE

102 - MONSIGNORE


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103 THE ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO

104 THE ORPHANAGE – RTD

105 THE ORPHANAGE - RTD


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107 – THE ORPHANAGE

109 NEW YORK RTD

110 – NEW YORK RTD


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111 – MY COUSIN RACHEL

112 – BRUTE FORCE – SET AND MATTE SHOT


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113 – UNIVERSAL ILLUSTRATION – RTD

114 – UNIVERSAL ILLUSTRATION – RTD

115 ISLAND IN THE SUN

116 – ISLAND IN THE SUN


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117 – ISLAND IN THE SUN

118 – ISLAND IN THE SUN

119 – ISLAND IN THE SUN

129 – ISLAND IN THE SUN

130 – ISLAND IN THE SUN


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140 – SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO

141 – ISLAND IN THE SUN

142 – THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN

143 – NEW YORK RTD

144 – NEW YORK RTD


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145 – STUDENT PORTFOLIO

146 STUDENT PORTFOLIO

147 STUDENT PORTFOLIO


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148 RTD

149 THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN

150 – NEW YORK RTD

151 – NEW YORK RTD


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152 – MY COUSIN RACHEL

153 ADVERTISING ART

154 – ADVERTISING ART


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155 – MY COUSIN RACHEL

156 – CINEMASCOPE MUSICAL TEST

157 – CINEMASCOPE MUSICAL TEST

158 – MEXICAN HAYRIDE


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159 – NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS

160 – NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS

161 – THE ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO

162 – THE KING & I


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163 – DIPLOMATIC COURIER

164 – NEW YORK RTD

165 – ORPHANAGE RTD

166 – CINEMASCOPE MUSICAL


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167 – THE ORPHANAGE RTD

168 – MEXICAN HAYRIDE

169 – MEXICAN HAYRIDE

170 – THE KING & I


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172 – ONLY THE LIONS SING

173 – MEXICAN HAYRIDE

174 – STUDENT PORTFOLIO


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175 – NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS

176 – RTD

177 – CINEMASOPE MUSICAL

178 – THE ROBE


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179 – HELLO DOLLY

180 – MEXICAN HAYRIDE

181 - CLEOPATRA

182 – CINESCOPE MUSICAL


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183 – THE GREAT WHITE HOPE

184 – CINESCOPE MUSICAL

185 – THE HOLY GRAIL

186 – THE HOLY GRAIL


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187 – THE HOLY GRAIL

Selected Works of John DeCuir Sr.  
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