Nolan Miller

Costume Designer


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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In his five-hour interview, designer Nolan Miller (1935-2012) talks about his entry into television in the wardrobe department at NBC in the late 1950s, with the daily anthology series Matinee Theater. He recalls his break into the business when he met several notables while working part time in several flower shops, including Joan Crawford, Barbara Stanwyck, Carolyn Jones, and Aaron Spelling. He speaks of his work on Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre, produced by Spelling. He speaks in great detail about his long association with Spelling's series including Charlie's Angels, The Love Boat and the series for which Nolan Miller's name is synonymous— Dynasty. Miler describes his work on Dynasty and the introduction of some of the series' well-known costume choices, such as hats and shoulder pads. Miller talks about working with the cast and producers of Dynasty, the budget he received for each season, and some of the individual costumes he created for the show. Additionally, he talks about his work on several other series including Burke's Law, Gilligan's Island (for which he created gowns for Tina Louise), Green Acres (for which he created costumes for Eva Gabor), The Addams Family (for which he followed the Charles Addams cartoons to create the characters' initial wardrobe), Honey West (his first credited series as costume designer, for which he made memorable zebra-striped and leather costumes for Anne Francis), The Mod Squad (for which he asked for the title wardrobe consultant), The Survivors (costuming screen icon Lana Turner), Vega$ (describing his work with Robert Urich), Fantasy Island (discussing his work with the leads), Hart to Hart (discussing his work with the leads), Hotel (working with Bette Davis and Elizabeth Taylor) and The Colbys (and the different approach of this show from Dynasty). Miller also talks about his work on the television movies The Two Mrs. Grenvilles and Poker Alice and the Academy Awards (as a private designer for celebrities and as a designer for the 58th annual ceremonies). Also, B-roll of over 30 of Miller's sketches were filmed with his comments in voice-over, as well as a walk-around at his studio. Gary Rutkowski conducted the interview on April 8, 2003 in Los Angeles, CA.

"My forte is that I am capable of making women look pretty, which is what I'm all about. I love to see women look glamorous."

People Talking About ...
Highlights
Nolan Miller on his time working at NBC for Ret Turner
Nolan Miller on working with Eva Gabor on Green Acres
Nolan Miller on working with Joan Crawford on Night Gallery
Nolan Miller on the casting of Shelley Hack as "Tiffany Welles" on Charlie's Angels and on her costumes
Nolan Miller on costuming "Alexis" and "Krystle" for their infamous catfight scenes on Dynasty
Nolan Miller on costuming Joan Collins as "Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter" on Dynasty
Full Interview

Chapter 1

On his early life and influences; on his earliest memories of television; on his high school art teacher who recognized his creativity
On studying costume design in college; on his first job out of college; on his early interest in fashion and movie stars; on the state of Hollywood when he arrived, looking for a job there
On working for Joan Crawford early in his career; on meeting Aaron Spelling
On his time working at NBC for Ret Turner; on working on NBC Matinee Theater

Chapter 2

On working on NBC Matinee Theater, and other NBC shows; on working with Hedy Lamarr; on how fashions looked on the television screen
On first meeting Barbara Stanwyck while he was working as a florist in Los Angeles; on first meeting Carolyn Jones and then-husband Aaron Spelling and eventually forming a professional relationship with Spelling; on working for Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre

Chapter 3

On designing for Joan Crawford and Barbara Stanwyck on Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre; on designing for The DuPont Show with June Allyson; on designing for The Dick Powell Show episode that eventually became Burke's Law starring Gene Barry
On designing for Gloria Swanson guest-starring on Burke's Law and on The Steve Allen Show; on designing "Ginger's" (Tina Louise) gowns for Gilligan's Island and on designing costumes for The Addams Family, particularly "Morticia" (Carolyn Jones); on designing costumes for Green Acres including Eva Gabor

Chapter 4

On working with Eva Gabor on Green Acres; on working on Honey West starring Anne Francis; on working on The Mod Squad
On working on Harold Robbins' The Survivors; on working with Joan Crawford on Night Gallery; on working on Supertrain

Chapter 5

On costuming the unsold pilot The Bette Davis Show; on costuming The Boy in the Plastic Bubble starring John Travolta; on costuming Starsky and Hutch and Batman
On costuming for Charlie's Angels starring Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, and Jaclyn Smith, and on the original concept for the show; on his general approach to costuming Charlie's Angels and on working with the individual original actresses
On working with the replacement actresses on Charlie's Angeles; on how Farrah Fawcett leaving Charlie's Angeles impacted the show; on the braless look in Charlie's Angels

Chapter 6

On negative critical reaction to Charlie's Angels and on it being dubbed "jiggle TV"; on hair and makeup for Charlie's Angels
On the guest-stars of Charlie's Angels including Ida Lupino and Sammy Davis, Jr.; on how the fashions of the '70s impacted the look of Charlie's Angels; on the attempted Charlie's Angels spin-off Toni's Boys starring Barbara Stanwyck
On designing costumes for The Love Boat produced by Aaron Spelling; on designing costumes for Lauren Tewes as cruise director "Julie McCoy" on The Love Boat
On various guest-stars of The Love Boat, including Ethel Merman, Carol Channing, John Ritter, and Ginger Rogers; on a host of costume designers appearing on The Love Boat including Bob Mackie and Gloria Vanderbilt

Chapter 7

On working on various Aaron Spelling shows including The Love Boat, Vega$, and Hart to Hart
On working on Dynasty

Chapter 8

On costuming the supporting cast of Dynasty; on designing clothes for special events like weddings and galas on Dynasty; on the most expensive gowns on Dynasty
On Aaron Spelling and Douglas S. Cramer's day-to-day roles in the production of Dynasty; on the process of creating an outfit for Dynasty; on working with Joan Collins on Dynasty
On the process of making outfits for Dynasty; on costuming "Alexis" and "Krystle" for their infamous catfight scenes on Dynasty

Chapter 9

On the Dynasty line of clothes; on how Dynasty impacted his life and career; on working on the pilot for Hotel with Bette Davis
On costume designing for The Colbys, Dynasty, and Hotel at the same time; on costume designing for James Brolin and Connie Sellecca on Hotel; on Elizabeth Taylor guest-starring on Hotel
On costume designing for the Dynasty spin-off The Colbys starring Emma Samms and Charlton Heston; on costume designing for Life with Lucy starring Lucille Ball; on costume designing for The Two Mrs. Grenvilles starring Ann-Margret and Claudette Colbert
On designing a gowns for Susan Hayward, Whoopi Goldberg, and Barbra Streisand for the Academy Awards; on designing for the Academy Awards

Chapter 10

On his design process; on advice to an aspiring designer; on how he would like to be remembered
On B-roll: sketches of dresses and costumes he created in his career- sketch of Lana Turner dress; sketch of Lana Turner dress from "Diana"; sketch of Loni Anderson dress from Sizzle; sketch of Ann-Margret costume for The Two Mrs. Grenvilles; sketch of Gordon Thompson costume from Dynasty; Farrah Fawcett costume sketch from Charlie's Angels; sketch of Joan Collins costume from Dynasty; Eva Gabor sketch for Green Acres; sketch of Elizabeth Taylor costume for Sweet Bird of Youth; sketch of Elizabeth Taylor dress for the Oscars; sketch of dress for Jayne Wyman, later given to Tina Louise; sketch of dress for Joan Crawford; sketch of dress for Jaclyn Smith; sketch of dress for Ann-Margret; sketch of costume for Linda Evans in Dynasty; Joan Collins costume sketch for Dynasty; sketch for Lana Turner costume for The Survivors; sketch of Ginger Rogers costume for The Love Boat; costume for Natalie Wood from "The Affair"; sketch of dress designed for Elizabeth Taylor from Hotel; sketch of costume for Supertrain; gown for Dynasty wedding; sketch for costume for The Colbys; sketch for costume for Charlton Heston on The Colbys; costume for Linda Evans on Dynasty; suit for Linda Evans on Dynasty; costume for Lana Turner on The Survivors ; costume for Jaclyn Smith; costume for Bette Davis for Hotel; chart he uses to keep track of changes for wardrobe on a given project

Chapter 11

On B-roll of Nolan Miller's design shop -- Nolan demonstrates the work that goes into making a couture gown; Nolan and Mark Zunino show the collection of dresses they have on hand in his shop, including an Oscars dress and a Golden Globes dress that were not worn for the occasions; Nolan explains the fabric room and shows sketches for the Fall collection; Nolan points out "dress forms" -- the figures of the people they dress for, and shows sketches that are sent to clients for their approval; Nolan and Zunino show a dress designer working on a new dress and an employee sewing up the hem of a dress by the request of the client
B-roll, contd.: Nolan shows his staff including seamstresses, assistants, and interns; Nolan shows his jewelry saloon; Nolan shows his QVC jewelry collection; Nolan shows off his QVC collection; a sketch of a gown for Barbara Stanwyck at the Oscars; sketch of Joan Collins dress from Dynasty; an Ann-Margret Oscars dress sketch; sketch of a gown for Lana Turner when she was the 1,000th guest star on The Love Boat; sketch of Eva Gabor from "Blithe Spirit"; sketch of a gown for Linda Evans on Dynasty

Chapter 12

On B-roll sketches of various costumes he's designed in his career: a gown for Bette Davis; autographed picture of Bette Davis wearing a Miller-designed gown; photo of him, Edith Head, and Barbara Stanwyck; photo with Barbara Stanwyck; Dorothy Lamour wearing a Miller-designed sarong; on the set of Dynasty; Anne Francis as "Honey West" wearing a Miller costume; with Eva Gabor; with Barbara Stanwyck at the Oscars; with Elizabeth Taylor; on the set of Charlie's Angels; with Ali MacGraw on the set of Dynasty; Miller with the women of Dynasty; with Linda Evans and Barbara Stanwyck on the set of Dynasty; a Dynasty party; with Linda Evans on the set of Dynasty; Joan Collins on the set of Dynasty; Bette Davis on the set of the pilot The Decorator; sketch of Ginger Rogers gown for The Love Boat; sketch of Jaclyn Smith in a costume for The Users; sketch of Susan Hayward in her Oscars gown; with Barbara Stanwyck
On the process of designing a costume for a television show; on the fabrics that are best suited for costumes for television; on quick costume changes in the days of live television
On being on-set during the filming of a show; on his general philosophy for costuming actors; on the designers who work under him in his shop
Shows

Academy Awards, The

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Nolan Miller on designing a gown for Susan Hayward for the Academy Awards
Nolan Miller on designing a suit for Tatum O'Neal for the Academy Awards
Nolan Miller on designing a gown for Whoopi Goldberg for the Academy Awards
Nolan Miller on designing a gown for Barbra Streisand for the Academy Awards
Nolan Miller on designing for the Academy Awards

Addams Family, The

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Nolan Miller on designing costumes for The Addams Family, particularly "Morticia" (Carolyn Jones)

Batman

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Nolan Miller on costuming Joan Collins and Tallulah Bankhead when they guest-starred on Batman

Boy in the Plastic Bubble, The

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Nolan Miller on costuming The Boy in the Plastic Bubble starring John Travolta

Burke's Law

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Nolan Miller on designing for The Dick Powell Show episode that eventually became Burke's Law starring Gene Barry and guest-starring Gloria Swanson
Nolan Miller on designing for Gloria Swanson guest-starring on Burke's Law and on The Steve Allen Show

Charlie's Angels

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Nolan Miller on costuming for Charlie's Angels starring Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, and Jaclyn Smith, and on the original concept for the show
Nolan Miller on his general approach to costuming Charlie's Angels and on working with Jaclyn Smith as "Kelly Garrett"
Nolan Miller on costuming Kate Jackson as "Sabrina Duncan" on Charlie's Angels
Nolan Miller on costuming Farrah Fawcett as "Jill Munroe" on Charlie's Angels and on working with Aaron Spelling
Nolan Miller on costuming Cheryl Ladd as "Kris Munroe" on Charlie's Angels and on Ladd being cast to replace Farrah Fawcett
Nolan Miller on the casting of Shelley Hack as "Tiffany Welles" on Charlie's Angels and on her costumes
Nolan Miller on costuming Tanya Roberts as "Julie Rogers" on Charlie's Angels
Nolan Miller on how Farrah Fawcett leaving Charlie's Angels impacted the show
Nolan Miller on the braless look in Charlie's Angels
Nolan Miller on working on negative critical reaction to Charlie's Angels and on it being dubbed "jiggle TV"
Nolan Miller on hair and makeup for Charlie's Angels
Nolan Miller on costuming for Farrah Fawcett when she returned for guest spots on Charlie's Angels
Nolan Miller on the guest-stars of Charlie's Angels including Ida Lupino and Sammy Davis, Jr.
Nolan Miller on how the fashions of the '70s impacted the look of Charlie's Angels
Nolan Miller on the attempted Charlie's Angels spin-off Toni's Boys starring Barbara Stanwyck
Nolan Miller on a photo on the set of Charlie's Angels of the cast dressed for a masquerade ball

Colbys, The

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Nolan Miller on costume designing for The Colbys, Dynasty, and Hotel at the same time
Nolan Miller on costume designing for the Dynasty spin-off The Colbys starring Emma Samms and Charlton Heston

Dick Powell Show, The

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Nolan Miller on designing for The Dick Powell Show episode that eventually became Burke's Law starring Gene Barry and guest-starring Gloria Swanson

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre

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Nolan Miller on working for Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre
Nolan Miller on designing for Joan Crawford and Barbara Stanwyck on Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre

DuPont Show with June Allyson, The

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Nolan Miller on designing for The DuPont Show with June Allyson

Dynasty

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Nolan Miller on how Dynasty was first described to him and on Joan Collins joining the cast as "Alexis Carrington" in season 2
Nolan Miller on costuming John Forsythe as "Blake Carrington" on Dynasty
Nolan Miller on costuming Linda Evans as "Krystle Carrington" on Dynasty
Nolan Miller on costuming Joan Collins as "Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan" on Dynasty
Nolan Miller on costuming Heather Locklear as "Sammy Jo Carrington" on Dynasty
Nolan Miller on costuming Diahann Carroll as "Dominique Deveraux" on Dynasty and working with the budget of the show
Nolan Miller on costuming Pamela Sue Martin as "Fallon Carrington," Jack Coleman as "Steven Carrington," and John James as "Jeff Colby" on Dynasty
Nolan Miller on costuming Michael Nader as "Dex Dexter" on Dynasty
Nolan Miller on costuming Catherine Oxenberg as "Amanda Carrington" on Dynasty
Nolan Miller on costuming Rock Hudson and Ali MacGraw on Dynasty
Nolan Miller on designing clothes for special events like weddings and galas on Dynasty
Nolan Miller on the most expensive gowns on Dynasty
Nolan Miller on Aaron Spelling and Douglas S. Cramer's day-to-day roles in the production of Dynasty
Nolan Miller on the process of creating an outfit for Dynasty
Nolan Miller on working with Joan Collins on Dynasty
Nolan Miller on the process of making outfits for Dynasty
Nolan Miller on costuming "Alexis" and "Krystle" for their infamous catfight scenes on Dynasty
Nolan Miller on the Dynasty line of clothes
Nolan Miller how Dynasty impacted his life and career
Nolan Miller on a sketch of a Joan Collins dress from Dynasty
Nolan Miller on a photo of him on the set of Dynasty with sketches for the actresses
Nolan Miller on a photo of him with the women of Dynasty; on a photo of him with Linda Evans and Barbara Stanwyck on the set of Dynasty
Nolan Miller on a photo of him at a Dynasty party
Nolan Miller on a photo of him with Linda Evans on the set of Dynasty; on a photo of Joan Collins on the set of Dynasty
Nolan Miller on a photo of him with Ali MacGraw on the set of the Royal Wedding scene on Dynasty

Fantasy Island

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Nolan Miller on costume designing for Fantasy Island starring Ricardo Montalban and Herve Villechaize

Gilligan's Island

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Nolan Miller on designing "Ginger's" (Tina Louise) gowns for Gilligan's Island

Green Acres

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Nolan Miller on designing costumes for Green Acres
Nolan Miller on working with Eva Gabor on Green Acres

Harold Robbins' The Survivors

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Nolan Miller on working on Harold Robbins' The Survivors

Hart to Hart

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Nolan Miller on costume designing for Hart to Hart starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers

Honey West

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Nolan Miller on working on Honey West starring Anne Francis

Hotel

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Nolan Miller on working on the pilot for Hotel with Bette Davis
Nolan Miller on costume designing for James Brolin and Connie Sellecca on Hotel
Nolan Miller on Elizabeth Taylor guest-starring on Hotel

Life With Lucy

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Nolan Miller on costume designing for Life with Lucy starring Lucille Ball

Love Boat, The

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Nolan Miller on designing costumes for The Love Boat produced by Aaron Spelling
Nolan Miller on designing costumes for Lauren Tewes as cruise director "Julie McCoy" on The Love Boat
Nolan Miller on Luise Rainer guest-starring on The Love Boat
Nolan Miller on Ginger Rogers guest-starring on The Love Boat
Nolan Miller on Ethel Merman and Carol Channing guest-starring on The Love Boat
Nolan Miller on John Ritter guest-starring on The Love Boat
Nolan Miller on various guest-stars on The Love Boat
Nolan Miller on a host of costume designers appearing on The Love Boat including Bob Mackie and Gloria Vanderbilt
Nolan Miller on Lana Turner guest-starring on The Love Boat
Nolan Miller on the musical numbers of The Love Boat
Nolan Miller on a sketch of a gown for Lana Turner when she was the 1,000th guest star on The Love Boat
Nolan Miller on a sketch of a wedding gown for Linda Evans on Dynasty

Mod Squad, The

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Nolan Miller on working on The Mod Squad

NBC Matinee Theater

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Nolan Miller on working on NBC Matinee Theater
Nolan Miller on working on NBC Matinee Theater and other NBC shows

Night Gallery

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Nolan Miller on working with Joan Crawford on Night Gallery

Starsky and Hutch

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Nolan Miller on costuming Starsky and Hutch

Steve Allen Show, The (1953-54)

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Nolan Miller on designing for Gloria Swanson guest-starring on Burke's Law and on The Steve Allen Show

Supertrain

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Nolan Miller on working on Supertrain

Two Mrs. Grenvilles, The

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Nolan Miller on costume designing for The Two Mrs. Grenvilles starring Ann-Margret and Claudette Colbert

Vega$

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Nolan Miller on costume designing for Vega$ starring Robert Urich
Topics

'The Idiot Box'

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Nolan Miller on working on negative critical reaction to Charlie's Angels and on it being dubbed "jiggle TV"

Advice

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Nolan Miller on advice to an aspiring designer

Characters & Catchphrases

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Nolan Miller on working with the three original Charlie's Angels: Jaclyn Smith as "Kelly Garrett," Kate Jackson as "Sabrina Duncan," and Farrah Fawcett as "Jill Munroe"
Nolan Miller on costuming Joan Collins as "Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter" on Dynasty

Creative Influences and Inspiration

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Nolan Miller on his high school art teacher who recognized his creativity

Criticism of TV

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Nolan Miller on working on negative critical reaction to Charlie's Angels and on it being dubbed "jiggle TV"

Pivotal Career Moments

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Nolan Miller on his high school art teacher who recognized his creativity
Nolan Miller how Dynasty impacted his life and career

Pop Culture

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Nolan Miller on costuming for Charlie's Angels starring Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, and Jaclyn Smith, and on the original concept for the show
Nolan Miller on working with the three original Charlie's Angels: Jaclyn Smith as "Kelly Garrett," Kate Jackson as "Sabrina Duncan," and Farrah Fawcett as "Jill Munroe"
Nolan Miller on costuming Joan Collins as "Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter" on Dynasty
Nolan Miller on costuming "Alexis" and "Krystle" for their infamous catfight scenes on Dynasty

Sex & Violence

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Nolan Miller on working on negative critical reaction to Charlie's Angels and on it being dubbed "jiggle TV"

Television Industry

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Nolan Miller on working on negative critical reaction to Charlie's Angels and on it being dubbed "jiggle TV"
Nolan Miller on advice to an aspiring designer
Professions

Costume Designer

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Nolan Miller on how fashions looked on the television screen
Nolan Miller on costuming Diahann Carroll as "Dominique Deveraux" on Dynasty and working with the budget of the show
Nolan Miller on the process of creating an outfit for Dynasty
Nolan Miller on the process of making outfits for Dynasty
Nolan Miller on where his inspiration comes from when designing, and on the tools he uses to draw his designs
Nolan Miller on advice to an aspiring designer
Nolan Miller and Mark Zunino on the process of designing a dress for Sophia Loren or other clients
Nolan Miller on the process of designing a costume for a television show
Nolan Miller on the fabrics that are best suited for costumes for television
Nolan Miller on quick costume changes in the days of live television
Nolan Miller on being on-set during the filming of a show
Nolan Miller on his general philosophy for costuming actors
Nolan Miller on the designers who work under him in his shop

Designers

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Nolan Miller on how fashions looked on the television screen
Nolan Miller on costuming Diahann Carroll as "Dominique Deveraux" on Dynasty and working with the budget of the show
Nolan Miller on the process of creating an outfit for Dynasty
Nolan Miller on the process of making outfits for Dynasty
Nolan Miller on where his inspiration comes from when designing, and on the tools he uses to draw his designs
Nolan Miller on advice to an aspiring designer
Nolan Miller and Mark Zunino on the process of designing a dress for Sophia Loren or other clients
Nolan Miller on the process of designing a costume for a television show
Nolan Miller on the fabrics that are best suited for costumes for television
Nolan Miller on quick costume changes in the days of live television
Nolan Miller on being on-set during the filming of a show
Nolan Miller on his general philosophy for costuming actors
Nolan Miller on the designers who work under him in his shop
Genres

Adventure/Espionage Series

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Nolan Miller on working on Supertrain
Nolan Miller on costuming Joan Collins and Tallulah Bankhead when they guest-starred on Batman
Nolan Miller on costume designing for Fantasy Island starring Ricardo Montalban and Herve Villechaize
Nolan Miller on costume designing for Hart to Hart starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers

Awards Shows

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Nolan Miller on designing for the Academy Awards

Classic Anthology Series

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Nolan Miller on working on NBC Matinee Theater
Nolan Miller on working on NBC Matinee Theater and other NBC shows
Nolan Miller on designing for The DuPont Show with June Allyson

Comedy Series

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Nolan Miller on designing "Ginger's" (Tina Louise) gowns for Gilligan's Island
Nolan Miller on designing costumes for The Addams Family, particularly "Morticia" (Carolyn Jones)
Nolan Miller on designing costumes for Green Acres including Eva Gabor
Nolan Miller on working with Eva Gabor on Green Acres
Nolan Miller on costume designing for The Love Boat
Nolan Miller on costuming for The Love Boat
Nolan Miller on costume designing for Life with Lucy starring Lucille Ball

Cop/Detective/Mystery Series

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Nolan Miller on working on Honey West starring Anne Francis
Nolan Miller on working on The Mod Squad
Nolan Miller on costuming Starsky and Hutch
Nolan Miller on costuming for Charlie's Angels
Nolan Miller on costume designing for Charlie's Angels
Nolan Miller on costume designing for Vega$ starring Robert Urich

Daytime/Primetime Serials

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Nolan Miller on costume designing for Dynasty
Nolan Miller on designing costumes for Dynasty
Nolan Miller on Dynasty
Nolan Miller on costume designing for the Dynasty spin-off The Colbys starring Emma Samms and Charlton Heston

Drama Series

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Nolan Miller on working on Harold Robbins' The Survivors
Nolan Miller on working on the pilot for Hotel with Bette Davis

Legal Dramas

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Nolan Miller on designing for The Dick Powell Show an episode that eventually became Burke's Law starring Gene Barry

TV Movies/Miniseries/Dramatic Specials

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Nolan Miller on costuming The Boy in the Plastic Bubble starring John Travolta
Nolan Miller on costume designing for The Two Mrs. Grenvilles starring Ann-Margret and Claudette Colbert

Talk Shows

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Nolan Miller on designing for Gloria Swanson guest-starring on Burke's Law and on The Steve Allen Show

Western Series

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Nolan Miller on working for Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre
Nolan Miller on designing for Joan Crawford and Barbara Stanwyck on Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre
People

June Allyson

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Nolan Miller on designing for The DuPont Show with June Allyson

Ann-Margret

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Nolan Miller on costume designing for The Two Mrs. Grenvilles starring Ann-Margret and Claudette Colbert
Nolan Miller on Ann-Margret Oscars dress sketch

Lucille Ball

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Nolan Miller on costume designing for Life with Lucy starring Lucille Ball

Tallulah Bankhead

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Nolan Miller on costuming Joan Collins and Tallulah Bankhead when they guest-starred on Batman

James Brolin

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Nolan Miller on costume designing for James Brolin and Connie Sellecca on Hotel

Diahann Carroll

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Nolan Miller on costuming Diahann Carroll as "Dominique Deveraux" on Dynasty and working with the budget of the show

Carol Channing

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Nolan Miller on Ethel Merman and Carol Channing guest-starring on The Love Boat

Jack Coleman

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Nolan Miller on costuming Pamela Sue Martin as "Fallon Carrington," Jack Coleman as "Steven Carrington," and John James as "Jeff Colby" on Dynasty

Joan Collins

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Nolan Miller on costuming Joan Collins and Tallulah Bankhead when they guest-starred on Batman
Nolan Miller on how Dynastywas first described to him and on Joan Collins joining the cast as "Alexis Carrington" in season 2
Nolan Miller on costuming Joan Collins as "Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter" on Dynasty
Nolan Miller on working with Joan Collins on Dynasty
Nolan Miller on a sketch of a Joan Collins dress from Dynasty
Nolan Miller on a photo of Joan Collins on the set of Dynasty

Douglas S. Cramer

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Nolan Miller on Aaron Spelling and Douglas S. Cramer's day-to-day roles in the production of Dynasty

Joan Crawford

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Nolan Miller on working for Joan Crawford early in his career
Nolan Miller on designing for Joan Crawford and Barbara Stanwyck on Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre
Nolan Miller on working with Joan Crawford on Night Gallery

Bette Davis

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Nolan Miller on costuming the unsold pilot The Bette Davis Show
Nolan Miller on working on the pilot for Hotel with Bette Davis
Nolan Miller on a gown for Bette Davis and an autographed picture of Bette Davis wearing a Miller-designed gown
Nolan Miller on a photo of Bette Davis on the set of the pilot The Decorator

Sammy Davis, Jr.

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Nolan Miller on the guest-stars of Charlie's Angels including Ida Lupino and Sammy Davis, Jr.

Linda Evans

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Nolan Miller on costuming Linda Evans as "Krystle Carrington" on Dynasty
Nolan Miller on a sketch of a wedding gown for Linda Evans on Dynasty
Nolan Miller on a photo of him with Linda Evans and Barbara Stanwyck on the set of Dynasty
Nolan Miller on a photo of him with Linda Evans on the set of Dynasty

Farrah Fawcett

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Nolan Miller on costuming for Charlie's Angels starring Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, and Jaclyn Smith, and on the original concept for the show
Nolan Miller on costuming Farrah Fawcett as "Jill Munroe" on Charlie's Angels and on working with Aaron Spelling
Nolan Miller on how Farrah Fawcett leaving Charlie's Angels impacted the show
Nolan Miller on costuming for Farrah Fawcett when she returned for guest spots on Charlie's Angels

John Forsythe

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Nolan Miller on costuming John Forsythe as "Blake Carrington" on Dynasty

Anne Francis

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Nolan Miller on working on Honey West starring Anne Francis
Nolan Miller on Anne Francis as "Honey West" wearing a Miller costume

Eva Gabor

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Nolan Miller on designing costumes for Green Acres including Eva Gabor
Nolan Miller on working with Eva Gabor on Green Acres
Nolan Miller on a sketch of Eva Gabor from "Blithe Spirit"
Nolan Miller on a photo with Eva Gabor

Whoopi Goldberg

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Nolan Miller on designing a gown for Whoopi Goldberg for the Academy Awards

Shelley Hack

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Nolan Miller on the casting of Shelley Hack as "Tiffany Welles" on Charlie's Angels and on her costumes

Susan Hayward

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Nolan Miller on a sketch of Susan Hayward in her Oscars gown

Edith Head

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Nolan Miller on a photo of him, Edith Head, and Barbara Stanwyck

Charlton Heston

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Nolan Miller on costume designing for the Dynasty spin-off The Colbys starring Emma Samms and Charlton Heston

Rock Hudson

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Nolan Miller on costuming Rock Hudson and Ali MacGraw on Dynasty

Kate Jackson

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Nolan Miller on costuming for Charlie's Angels starring Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, and Jaclyn Smith, and on the original concept for the show
Nolan Miller on costuming Kate Jackson as "Sabrina Duncan" on Charlie's Angels

John James

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Nolan Miller on costuming Pamela Sue Martin as "Fallon Carrington," Jack Coleman as "Steven Carrington," and John James as "Jeff Colby" on Dynasty

Carolyn Jones

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Nolan Miller on first meeting Carolyn Jones and then-husband Aaron Spelling and eventually forming a professional relationship with Spelling
Nolan Miller on designing costumes for The Addams Family, particularly "Morticia" (Carolyn Jones)

Cheryl Ladd

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Nolan Miller on costuming Cheryl Ladd as "Kris Munroe" on Charlie's Angels and on Ladd being cast to replace Farrah Fawcett

Hedy Lamarr

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Nolan Miller on working with Hedy Lamarr

Dorothy Lamour

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Nolan Miller on Dorothy Lamour wearing a Miller-designed sarong

Peggy Lipton

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Nolan Miller on working on The Mod Squad starring Peggy Lipton

Sophia Loren

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Nolan Miller and Mark Zunino on the process of designing a dress for Sophia Loren or other clients
Nolan Miller on a sketch of a gown for Sophia Loren

Tina Louise

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Nolan Miller on designing "Ginger's" (Tina Louise) gowns for Gilligan's Island

Ida Lupino

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Nolan Miller on the guest-stars of Charlie's Angels including Ida Lupino and Sammy Davis, Jr.

Ali MacGraw

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Nolan Miller on costuming Rock Hudson and Ali MacGraw on Dynasty
Nolan Miller on a photo of him with Ali MacGraw on the set of the Royal Wedding scene on Dynasty

Bob Mackie

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Nolan Miller on a host of costume designers appearing on The Love Boat including Bob Mackie and Gloria Vanderbilt

Pamela Sue Martin

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Nolan Miller on costuming Pamela Sue Martin as "Fallon Carrington," Jack Coleman as "Steven Carrington," and John James as "Jeff Colby" on Dynasty

Ethel Merman

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Nolan Miller on Ethel Merman and Carol Channing guest-starring on The Love Boat

Ricardo Montalban

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Nolan Miller on costume designing for Fantasy Island starring Ricardo Montalban and Herve Villechaize

Stefanie Powers

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Nolan Miller on costume designing for Hart to Hart starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers

John Ritter

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Nolan Miller on John Ritter guest-starring on The Love Boat

Ginger Rogers

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Nolan Miller on Ginger Rogers guest-starring on The Love Boat
Nolan Miller on a sketch of Ginger Rogers' gown for The Love Boat

Emma Samms

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Nolan Miller on costume designing for the Dynasty spin-off The Colbys starring Emma Samms and Charlton Heston

Connie Sellecca

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Nolan Miller on costume designing for James Brolin and Connie Sellecca on Hotel

Jaclyn Smith

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Nolan Miller on his general approach to costuming Charlie's Angels and on working with Jaclyn Smith as "Kelly Garrett"
Nolan Miller on a sketch of Jaclyn Smith in a costume for The Users

Jacqueline Smith

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Nolan Miller on costuming for Charlie's Angels starring Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, and Jaclyn Smith, and on the original concept for the show

Aaron Spelling

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Nolan Miller on meeting Aaron Spelling
Nolan Miller on first meeting Carolyn Jones and then-husband Aaron Spelling and eventually forming a professional relationship with Spelling
Nolan Miller on costuming Farrah Fawcett as "Jill Munroe" on Charlie's Angels and on working with Aaron Spelling
Nolan Miller on designing costumes for The Love Boat produced by Aaron Spelling
Nolan Miller on Aaron Spelling and Douglas S. Cramer's day-to-day roles in the production of Dynasty

Barbara Stanwyck

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Nolan Miller on first meeting Barbara Stanwyck while he was working as a florist in Los Angeles
Nolan Miller on designing for Joan Crawford and Barbara Stanwyck on Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre
Nolan Miller on the attempted Charlie's Angels spin-off Toni's Boys starring Barbara Stanwyck
Nolan Miller on a sketch of a gown for Barbara Stanwyck at the Oscars
Nolan Miller on a photo of him, Edith Head, and Barbara Stanwyck, and a photo of him escorting Barbara Stanwyck
Nolan Miller on a photo of John Travolta and Barbara Stanwyck at the Oscars
Nolan Miller on a photo of him with Linda Evans and Barbara Stanwyck on the set of Dynasty
Nolan Miller on a photo with Barbara Stanwyck

Barbra Streisand

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Nolan Miller on designing a gown for Barbra Streisand for the Academy Awards

Gloria Swanson

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Nolan Miller on designing for Gloria Swanson guest-starring on Burke's Law and on The Steve Allen Show

Elizabeth Taylor

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Nolan Miller on Elizabeth Taylor guest-starring on Hotel
Nolan Miller on a sketch of a gown for Elizabeth Taylor
Nolan Miller on a photo of him with Elizabeth Taylor

Lauren Tewes

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Nolan Miller on designing costumes for Lauren Tewes as cruise director "Julie McCoy" on The Love Boat

John Travolta

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Nolan Miller on costuming The Boy in the Plastic Bubble starring John Travolta
Nolan Miller on a photo of John Travolta and Barbara Stanwyck at the Oscars

Ret Turner

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Nolan Miller on his time working at NBC for Ret Turner

Lana Turner

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Nolan Miller on a sketch of a gown for Lana Turner when she was the 1,000th guest star on The Love Boat

Robert Urich

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Nolan Miller on costume designing for Vega$ starring Robert Urich

Herve Villechaize

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Nolan Miller on costume designing for Fantasy Island starring Ricardo Montalban and Herve Villechaize

Robert Wagner

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Nolan Miller on costume designing for Hart to Hart starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers

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