Costume Designer
Born Mar 3, 1903

Adrian Adolph Greenberg, most widely known as Adrian, was an American costume designer whose most famous costumes were for The Wizard of Oz and other Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films of the 1930s and 1940s. During his career, he designed costumes for over 250 films and his screen credits usually read as "Gowns by Adrian". On occasion, he was credited as Gilbert Adrian, a combination of his father's forename and his own.… Read More

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1903 Birth Adrian was born on March 3, 1903 in Naugatuck, Connecticut, to Gilbert and Helena (Pollack) Greenberg. … Read More


1922 19 Years Old In 1922, he transferred to NYSFAA's Paris campus and while there was hired by Irving Berlin. … Read More


1924 21 Years Old Adrian was hired by Rudolph Valentino's wife Natacha Rambova to design costumes for A Sainted Devil in 1924. … Read More
1928 25 Years Old In 1928, Cecil B. DeMille moved temporarily to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Adrian was hired as chief costume designer at the studio. … Read More
1931 28 Years Old The Eugénie hat he created for her in the film Romance became a sensation in 1931 and influenced millinery styles for the rest of the decade. … Read More


1939 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Adrian is perhaps best known today for his work on the 1939 movie classic, The Wizard of Oz. … Read More


1952 49 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He only returned to MGM for a final film, 1952's Lovely to Look At. … Read More


1959 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1959 he was asked to design costumes for the upcoming Broadway musical Camelot. … Read More
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