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Vera West was the head costume designer for almost every Universal horror film during the golden age.
Kay Francis in "The Man Who Lost Himself" (1941). Costume design by Vera West.
Mae Clarke in Frankenstein (1931). Costume designed by Vera West.
Maude Fealy (March 4, 1883 – November 9, 1971) was an American stage and film actress who appeared in nearly every film made by Cecil B. DeMille in the post silent film era.
Carol Bruce in a parachute hat by Vera West, 1941
costume design sketch for an ensemble by Vera West, for Marlene to wear in Seven Sinners (1940)
Patricia Morison with Nigel Bruce and Basil Rathbone between scenes of Dressed to Kill 1946.
Basil Rathbone- Sherlock Holmes
Ava Gardner - Dress From "The Killers" - Designed By Vera West
Ava Gardner in The Killers (1946) gown by designer Vera West.
Jean Harlow in a velet jumpsuit designed by Vera West; photographed by Ray Jones
Irene Rich/Vera West Hat 1938
Dapper Gentlemen Reading: Basil Rathbone, 1931 via The New York Public Library