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Another Cedric GIbbons set, <em>The Single Standard</em> (1929). Gibbons banished all painted backdrops from his sets, insisting on constructed backgrounds. Eventually the Art Deco aesthetic would morph into Streamline Moderne, a style that incorporated b

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Originally appeared in Designs on Film by Cathy Whitlock
on December 13, 2010
Another Cedric GIbbons set, &lt;em&gt;The Single Standard&lt;/em&gt; (1929). Gibbons banished all painted backdrops from his sets, insisting on constructed backgrounds. Eventually the Art Deco aesthetic would morph into Streamline Moderne, a style that incorporated b
Another Cedric GIbbons set, The Single Standard (1929). Gibbons banished all painted backdrops from his sets, insisting on constructed backgrounds. Eventually the Art Deco aesthetic would morph into Streamline Moderne, a style that incorporated both curved and linear forms, with white as the primary color.

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