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John S. Detlie

John S. Detlie

Known For: Art · Birthday: 1908-12-23 · Deathday: 2005-11-30 (96 years old) · Gender: Male

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John Stewart Detlie (December 23, 1908 – November 30, 2005) was an American motion picture art director/set designer in Hollywood from 1937 to 1942.Detlie earned degrees in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. He was nominated for an Academy Award in 1941 for Best Art Direction for the film Bitter Sweet.Detlie went on to serve in the Army in World War II, including directing the camouflage of Boeing Plant 2 in Seattle. He went on to a career in architecture, designing Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Seattle and a number of large churches and parts of downtown Honolulu. He was an accomplished artist in water colors, acrylics, and oils.

Personal Life

His brother, Stanley Detlie, was a set designer in the 1930s and 1940s. John Detlie was the first husband of actress Veronica Lake, although 14 years older than she; they had two children, one of whom died shortly after birth. They divorced in 1943. Detlie and his second wife, Virginia Crowell, with whom he also had two children, lived in La Quinta, California, for 48 years, until his death from lung cancer several weeks before his 97th birthday.

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Panama Hattie

Panama Hattie

Sailors and spies mingle in between the acts at Hattie's nightclub in the Canal Zone.


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Broadway Melody of 1940

Broadway Melody of 1940

Johnny Brett and King Shaw are an unsuccessful dance team in New York. A producer discovers Brett as the new partner for Clare Bennett, but Brett, who thinks he is one of the people they lent money to...
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