John Lloyd, Production Designer for John Landis and John Carpenter, Dies at 92

John Lloyd - P 2014
Courtesy of David Lloyd

John Lloyd - P 2014

The Emmy winner also worked on a pair of 'Naked Gun' films and such shows as 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents'

John Lloyd, an Emmy-winning art director and production designer who worked on 137 episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and the John Landis films The Blues Brothers and Animal House, has died. He was 92.

Lloyd, who also designed for the John Carpenter films The Thing (1982) and Big Trouble in Little China (1986), died Sept. 20 of congestive heart failure in his home in Woodland Hills, his son, David, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Lloyd worked in all kinds of genres. His film résumé included The Naked Gun (1988) and its sequel, The Smell of Fear (1991); The Hell With Heroes (1968); Paul Newman's Winning (1969); The Day of the Locust (1975); MacArthur (1977); The Prisoner of Zenda (1979), starring Peter Sellers; Louis Malle's Crackers (1984); D.C. Cab (1983); Clue (1985); Jaws: The Revenge (1987); Brenda Starr (1989); and Crazy People (1990).

Employed at Lew Wasserman's Revue Studios (later Universal Studios) starting in the 1950s, Lloyd contributed to such TV shows as Studio 57, Wagon Train, Suspicion, The Millionaire, Leave It to Beaver, Destry, Bob Hope Presents, The Jack Benny Program, The Munsters and Columbo.

Lloyd was a mainstay on Checkmate, a drama about a San Francisco detective agency that starred Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot and Anthony George, and he won an Emmy in 1961 for his art direction and scenic design on the CBS series.

Later, he worked on The Bold Ones, Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law, Emergency! and Kojak.

Born in Dearborn, Mich., Lloyd and his family settled in Ramona, Calif., and then Culver City, where his father and uncle were employed at MGM. He served in the Navy during World War II, then graduated from the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles.

In addition to his son, survivors include his daughters, Lonnie and Lisa, and grandchildren, Cameron and John David.

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