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Costume sketchbook for Raiders of the Lost Ark

Costume sketchbook for Raiders of the Lost Ark

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Description (Brief)
Deborah Nadoolman Landis' costume sketchbook for the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark. The stapled paper booklet holds seven costume sketches for the character Marion Ravenwood (portrayed by Karen Allen) and five for Indiana Jones (portrayed by Harrison Ford). Each page has a costume drawing, colored with colored pencil or crayon, and a fabric swatch taped next to the drawing. These sketches and fabric swatches were used to create costumes seen in the film.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Landis, Deborah Nadoolman
place made
United States: California, Los Angeles
Associated Place
United States: California, Los Angeles
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
fabric (swatches material)
metal (staples material)
overall: 8 1/2 in x 6 in; 21.59 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Motion Pictures
Entertainment, Film
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Popular Entertainment
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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