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Julie Harris, Designer for James Bond and Beatles Movies, Dies

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Julie Harris (right) with actress Ursula Andress on the set of the James Bond film 'Casino Royale'. (Press Association via AP Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 02 Jun 2015 08:47 AM

Academy Award-winning costume designer Julie Harris, who created looks for movies as diverse as James Bond films, Beatles movies, futuristic thrillers, horror movies. and musicals, died Saturday at 94.

Harris won the Oscar for her costumes in the 1967 movie "Darling," reported Variety, adding that her costume designs assisted in defining what was known as the "swinging look" of the 1960s and 1970s London.

"('Darling' was) a style-setting film about London models and media types that starred Dirk Bogarde and Julie Christie," reported the Washington Post, and noting that Harris won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts award for the 1966 Michael Caine comedy "The Wrong Box."

Harris provided the look to the 1967 James Bond spoof movie "Casino Royale" and then followed with an actual 007 movie, the trend-setting "Live and Let Die" in 1973, reported Variety. The movie's lead, Roger Moore, tweeted about Harris's loss.


Rolling Stone reported that Harris dressed The Beatles in their movies "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help!" Harris joked at one time, "I must be one of the few people who can claim they have seen John, Paul, George and Ringo naked."

Other notable films Harris designed for included "Goodbye Mr. Chips," the futuristic "Rollerball," Laurence Olivier's 1979 "Dracula," "The Great Muppet Caper," and Alfred Hitchcock's 1972's "Frenzy," reported Variety.

"In a career that embraced more than 80 films and television productions, as well as several stage plays, Julie worked with some of the greatest international stars in the history of the cinema, and for some of its most legendary directors and producers," said Jo Botting, the senior curator of fiction at the British Film Institute National Archive. "Her outstanding work was constantly nominated for awards. She was an amazing woman."

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Academy Award-winning costume designer Julie Harris, who created looks for movies as diverse as James Bond films, Beatles movies, futuristic thrillers, horror movies. and musicals, died Saturday at 94.
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