Lawson, Kate Drain


Lawson, Kate Drain
(1894-1977)
   Born Katharine Drain in Spokane, Washington, she went to France as an ambulance driver in World War I, then studied art in Paris and performed there as a dancer in 1921. Her marriage to playwright John Howard Law-son lasted from 1918 to 1924. She designed costumes for his play Roger Bloomer (1923). During the 1920s, she held various stage management, technical, and design assistant positions on Broadway , and created scene designs for two plays: The Chief Thing (1926) and Mr. Pim Passes By (1927). Most of her set and costume designs on Broadway were during the 1930s, after which she focused on costuming in Los Angeles. For over 23 years, she was costume designer for Bob Hope.

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