Three Legendary Production Designers to Be Inducted Into ADG Hall of Fame
Guild honors the memory of Robert Boyle ("North by Northwest"), William Darling ("Cavalcade") and Alfred Junge ("Black Narcissus").
Legendary production designers Robert Boyle, William Darling and Alfred Junge will be inducted into the Art Directors Guild Hall of Fame at the Guild’s 16th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards ceremony, February 4 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
"Their creative legacy continues to inspire and challenge all of those who have chosen the art of production design as their profession and it is appropriate that we honor their memory through their induction into the ADG Hall of Fame," said ADG president Thomas A. Walsh.
Boyle collaborated several times with Alfred Hitchcock, first as an assistant art director for Saboteur (1942) and later as a full-fledged production designer for North by Northwest (1959), The Birds (1963), and Marnie (1964). During the course of his career, Boyle received four Oscar nominations. In 1997 he received the ADG's Lifetime Achievement Award, and he was presented an Honorary Academy Award in 2007.
Darling began his career in early Hollywood designing silent films as William Fox’s supervising art director and continued in that role when Fox reorganized his company as Twentieth Century Fox Studios in 1933. He won Academy Awards for Cavalcade (1933), The Song of Bernadette (1943), and Anna and the King of Siam (1946). He received four additional nominations.
Junge has been credited with originating the role of supervising art director within the British film industry of the 1930s. In 1939, he worked with Michael Powell and Emerick Pressburger on Contraband (1940), the first of eight pictures Junge made with them. The last of these was Black Narcissus (1947), which earned Junge an Academy Award. He received a second nomination in 1953 for Knights of the Round Table.