Dolly Tree

About Dolly Tree

Who is it?: Costume and Wardrobe Department, Costume Designer, Actress
Birth Day: March 17, 1899
Birth Place: Bristol, England, UK
Birth Name: Dorothy Marian Isbell

Dolly Tree

Dolly Tree (1899-1962) had an international reputation as a designer for stage and screen costumes during the 1920's and...
Dolly Tree is a member of Costume and Wardrobe Department

Does Dolly Tree Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Dolly Tree has been died on 17 May, 1962 at Long Island, New York, USA.

🎂 Dolly Tree - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When Dolly Tree die, Dolly Tree was 63 years old.

Popular As Dolly Tree
Occupation Costume and Wardrobe Department
Age 63 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born March 17, 1899 (Bristol, England, UK)
Birthday March 17
Town/City Bristol, England, UK
Nationality UK

🌙 Zodiac

Dolly Tree’s zodiac sign is Pisces. According to astrologers, Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back. Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Dolly Tree was born in the Year of the Pig. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They’re perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They’re intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.

Dolly Tree (1899-1962) had an international reputation as a designer for stage and screen costumes during the 1920's and 1930's in London, Paris, New York and Hollywood. She was England's leading stage designer during the 1920's and her ingenious costumes proliferated in major revues, musicals, pantomimes and cabaret in London and the regions.

Dolly Tree was also involved in designing costumes for the British film industry and was allied to the couture house of Jean Peron. Her work also had a great vogue in Paris where she became the first English person and the first woman to design for the Folies Bergere.

In New York in the late 1920's she became famous for creating the quintessensial 1890's look for Mae West and it is believed that she was one of the first designers to propogate the use of the strapless evening gown.

Finally Dolly Tree became one of Hollywood's major screen designers, working for MGM during the 1930's. Here she maintained the style and glamour of costume for which MGM was famous, designing elegant creations for Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow, Rosalind Russell, Virginia Bruce and Judy Garland, besides the historical costumes for the classic David Selznick movies such as Viva Villa, David Copperfield and A Tale of Two Cities.

Despite the excellence of her work and the broad scope of her achievements, misinformation in many forms surrounds Dolly Tree. She has been consistantly overshadowed by the accomplishments of others and as a result her work and achievements have been wrongly overlooked and ignored.

For example, her work at the Folies Bergere in Paris has been eclipsed by the towering edifice of Erte's shrewd self publicity and in Hollywood the excellence of MGM's publicity machine has relegated her to a position of relative unimportance at the expense of glittering praise for Adrian.

Dolly Tree Movies

  • A Night at the Opera (1935) as Costume and Wardrobe Department
  • The Thin Man (1934) as Costume and Wardrobe Department
  • Hindle Wakes (1918) as Mary Hollins
  • From Shopgirl to Duchess (1915) as Tilly

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