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Quo Vadis Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dream Wife Costume Designer
The Bride Wore Crutches Costume Designer
We Go Fast Costume Designer


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 1955 The Prodigal
 1953 Give a Girl a Break (costume designer: men)
 1953 Latin Lovers (costumes: men)
 1953 Dream Wife (costumes: men)
 1953 Julius Caesar
 1949 Tulsa (as Herschel)
 1943 My Friend Flicka (as Herschel, costumes)
 1943 He Hired the Boss (as Herschel)
 1943 Dixie Dugan (as Herschel)
 1942 Over My Dead Body (uncredited)
 1942 Time to Kill (as Herschel)
 1942 Quiet Please: Murder (as Herschel)
 1942 That Other Woman (as Herschel)
 1942 Manila Calling (as Herschel)
 1942 The Man in the Trunk (as Hershel)
 1942 Just Off Broadway (as Herschel)
 1942 Berlin Correspondent (as Herschel)
 1942 Careful, Soft Shoulders (as Herschel)
 1942 A-Haunting We Will Go (as Herschel)
 1942 The Postman Didn't Ring (as Herschel)
 1942 Thru Different Eyes (as Herschel)
 1942 It Happened in Flatbush (as Herschel)
 1942 Whispering Ghosts (uncredited)
 1942 The Mad Martindales (as Herschel)
 1942 The Man Who Wouldn't Die (as Herschel)
 1942 Who Is Hope Schuyler? (uncredited)
 1942 Sundown Jim (as Herschel)
 1942 Lone Star Ranger (as Herschel)
 1942 The Night Before the Divorce (as Herschel)
 1942 On the Sunny Side (as Herschel)
 1942 Young America (as Herschel)
 1942 Castle in the Desert (as Herschel)
 1942 A Gentleman at Heart (as Herschel)
 1941 The Perfect Snob (as Herschel)
 1941 Cadet Girl (as Herschel)
 1941 Great Guns (as Herschel)
 1941 Riders of the Purple Sage (as Herschel)
 1941 Last of the Duanes (as Herschel)
 1941 Man at Large (as Herschel, costumes)
 1941 We Go Fast (as Herschel)
 1941 Private Nurse
 1941 Dressed to Kill (as Herschel)
 1941 Dance Hall (as Herschel)
 1941 A Very Young Lady (uncredited)
 1941 Ride on Vaquero (as Herschel)
 1941 Scotland Yard
 1941 Dead Men Tell (as Herschel)
 1941 Sleepers West
 1941 Golden Hoofs
 1941 Ride, Kelly, Ride (as Herschel)
 1940 Romance of the Rio Grande (as Herschel)
 1940 Jennie
 1940 Michael Shayne: Private Detective (as Herschel)
 1940 Murder Over New York (as Herschel, costumes)
 1940 Charter Pilot (as Herschel)
 1940 The Gay Caballero (as Herschel, costumes)
 1940 The Bride Wore Crutches (as Herschel)
 1940 Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum (costumes)
 1940 Pier 13 (as Herschel)
 1940 Sailor's Lady (as Herschel)
 1940 Earthbound (as Herschel)
 1940 Girl in 313 (uncredited)
 1940 Free, Blonde and 21 (uncredited)
 1940 Viva Cisco Kid (as Herschel)
 1939 The Cisco Kid and the Lady (as Herschel, costumes)
 1939 City in Darkness (as Herschel, costumes)
 1939 Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (as Herschel, costumes)
 1939 20,000 Men a Year (as Herschel)
 1939 Hollywood Cavalcade (as Herschel)
 1939 The Escape (as Herschel)
 1939 Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (as Herschel, costumes)
 1939 Frontier Marshal (as Herschel, costumes)
 1939 Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (as Herschel)
 1939 Charlie Chan in Reno (as Herschel, costumes)
 1939 Mr. Moto in Danger Island (as Herschel)
 1939 Inside Story
 1939 Pardon Our Nerve (as Herschel)
 1938 Road Demon (as Herschel)
 1938 Sharpshooters
 1938 Five of a Kind (as Herschel, costumes)
 1938 Mysterious Mr. Moto (as Herschel)
 1938 Meet the Girls (as Herschel)
 1938/II Keep Smiling
 1938 Mr. Moto Takes a Chance (as Herschel)
 1938 Battle of Broadway (as Herschel)
 1938 Island in the Sky (as Herschel, costumes)
 1938 Walking Down Broadway (as Herschel)
 1938 Change of Heart (as Herschel)
 1937 Thank You, Mr. Moto (as Herschel, costumes)
 1937 Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (as Herschel, costumes)
 1937 Big Town Girl (as Herschel)
 1937 45 Fathers
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town (as Herschel, costumes)
 1937 Lancer Spy
 1937 Hot Water
 1937 Dangerously Yours (as Herschel)
 1937 Charlie Chan on Broadway (as Herschel, costumes)
 1937 One Mile from Heaven (as Herschel)
 1937 Think Fast, Mr. Moto (as Herschel)
 1937 Wild and Woolly (as Herschel)
 1937 She Had to Eat (as Herschel)
 1937 Born Reckless (as Herschel, costumes)
 1937 Sing and Be Happy (as Herschel)
 1937 Big Business (as Herschel)
 1937 Charlie Chan at the Olympics (as Herschel, costumes)
 1937 The Great Hospital Mystery (as Herschel)
 1937 That I May Live (as Herschel)
 1937 Midnight Taxi (as Herschel)
 1937 Fair Warning (as Herschel)
 1937 Time Out for Romance (as Herschel)
 1937 Off to the Races (as Herschel)
 1937 Woman-Wise (as Herschel)
 1936 Career Woman (as Herschel)
 1936 Crack-Up (as Herschel)
 1936 Laughing at Trouble (as Herschel)
 1936 Charlie Chan at the Opera (as Herschel, costumes)
 1936 Under Your Spell (as Herschel)
 1936 15 Maiden Lane (as Herschel)
 1936 Thank You, Jeeves! (as Herschel)
 1936 Star for a Night (as Herschel)
 1936 Pepper (as Herschel)
 1936 Charlie Chan at the Race Track (as Herschel, costumes)
 1936 36 Hours to Kill (as Herschel, costumes)
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Alternate Names:

Herschel | Hershel

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Costume designer, first at 20th Century Fox, 1931-1935, 1943-1950. Mostly involved with serialised B-movies, such as Charlie Chan and Mr.Moto. At MGM from 1951, having graduated to A-grade films like Quo Vadis (1951) and with a promising career ahead of him. Died suddenly aged 43, in 1956.

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