Oliver Messel

Sunday 6 September 2009

oliver messel queen of spades

George Szirtes has posted an account in three parts (one, two, three) of his visit to Whitehaven, where the Rosehill Theatre are celebrating their 50th anniversary with an exhibition of the work of theatre and film designer Oliver Messel.

The above designs by Oliver Messel were for the 1949 film of Pushkin’s The Queen of Spades, reproduced in The Penguin Film Review no. 9 from the same year. Click for an enlargement. There are more Queen of Spades designs in this V&A Oliver Messel article.