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Rest in Peace, Polly Platt

Polly Platt's beautiful work on THE LAST PICTURE SHOW

Polly Platt's beautiful work on THE LAST PICTURE SHOW

Boy, this is some sad news.  Costume designer, Production designer, and ultimately, producer Polly Platt has passed away at 72.  Among her long list of credits (including an Academy Award nomination for Art Direction/Terms of Endearment), she designed costumes and sets for the magnificent The Last Picture Show, which was one of the first reviews I posted on this site.  Her talent will continue to be an inspiration to all of us.  Thank you, Polly, and rest in peace.

More info from Deadline Hollywood

– KMB

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