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    A Look Back at Ryan Murphy’s Most Iconic Sets

    Rachel Wallace - Friday, June 19th, 1:30 pm



    For his latest show, Murphy presents a revisionist history of the Golden Age of Hollywood, one where a Black actress named Camille Washington (played by Laura Harrier) is cast in a lead role in 1947. The story turns history on its head in the best way possible, but one thing he does not mess with is the decor of the period. Production designer Matthew Flood Ferguson and set decorator Melissa Licht created real Hollywood landmarks like Schwab’s Pharmacy and the Beverly Hills Hotel, and even outfitted the commissary at the fictional Ace Studio with real antique chairs from Warner Bros. Studio. “I have research pictures from the ’40s of Bette Davis and Cary Grant sitting in the exact chairs having their lunch,” Ferguson told AD.


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