Monday, March 28, 2011


Cover of book:  Harper Collins Publishers, New York City.
Cathy Whitlock, an interior designer and author of the Cinema Style blog, has written a new book titled Designs On Film in conjunction with the Art Directors Guild.  The cover shows Dorothy and Toto on the Yellow Brick Road from The (Young) Devoted Classicist's favorite film The Wizard of Oz with art direction by the MGM team led by Cedric Gibbons and costumes by Adrian.  With the production design of some of the most memorable settings in film history, showing the ancient Rome in Cleopatra to the fantastic future Pandora in Avatar, Ms. Whitlock reveals the process of creating movie magic.  For a preview of the book, see the website of the Art Directors Guild.
Author Cathy Whitlock
All Mid-South readers of The Devoted Classicist are invited to meet Cathy Whitlock for a presentation, book sale and signing sponsored by Decorative Arts Trust this Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.  The event is free with regular museum admission.  See for more information on Decorative Arts Trust and its programs.


  1. Can't wait to see this book---a big fan of her blog

  2. John,

    It was a pleasure to meet you Saturday and thanks to the DAT for having me! Had a great time! Love your work!

    All the best,



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