Marie Antoinette is released. The film itself cost $2. 9 million dollars, an enormous budget for the time period. It featured an expensive array of costumes and set designs, inspired by actual French fashion and architecture of the time. The film's costumes are among the most expensive in film history. Johnson illustrated for the film. It was later was nominated an Academy Award for Best Art Direction for Cedric Gibbons.







Gaslight is released.Johnson's charcoal sketches contributed to the look of the film. The film is known for it's exquisite Victorian-era set, attributed to the obscure at the time, Paul Huldschinsky. Huldschinsky along with Gibbons and several others won Oscars for best Art Direction.



The Picture of dorian grey

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Drawings done by Harry Johnson

Oscar for Best Cinematography

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Nominated for 2 Oscars: Best Actress in Supporting Role, Best Art Direction - Interior Decoration Black and White

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Summary: A naïve young man. A lovelorn artist. A corruptible Lord. A deal with the Devil. It all paints a picture of a Victorian London and how the rich and infamous party at their peril. Here, the telling of time and its consequence of experience for life’s treasures’ takes it toll on the body, mind and soul. The haunting and bleak tale of power, greed, vanity and inevitable self-destruction is ever present amongst the deceit, opium dens and sin.







In the early 1950's, Johnson began working for Disney as an imagineer. His friend and mentor, Herbert D. Ryman pulled him from the film industry to Disney. Johnson was known for his rough charcoal sketches, but Disney required his work to be more precise. They allowed him to take his time. He drew the very first sketches of Disneyland's Main Street, U.S.A.