Hal Pereira

Hal Pereira ( born April 29, 1905 in Chicago, Illinois, † December 17, 1983 in Los Angeles, California ) was an American film set designer ( buildings and scenery ) Portuguese descent.

From the forties to the sixties of the 20th century Pereira worked in more than 200 films as artistic director. It was nominated for 23 Oscars and finally won it for his work on the film The Rose Tattoo ( The rose tattoo ) in 1955, after the play by Tennessee Williams with Anna Magnani and Burt Lancaster. In westerns like Rio Bravo and El Dorado or the adventure film Hatari! is to see his work as well. His team included Joseph McMillan Johnson, Sam Comer, Arthur Krams and others. Henry Bumstead also worked with him.

Pereira studied at the University of Illinois. His brother is the architect William Pereira who occasionally worked as artistic director.