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Also Known As: Died: April 9, 1989
Born: July 14, 1909 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Italy Profession: production designer, costume designer, assistant director, script collaborator

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Trained as an architect, he entered films as an assistant director and scenarist in 1940, but established himself as a leading art director in the following decade. Most closely associated with the work of Luchino Visconti, Chiari first created sets and costumes for his stage plays beginning in 1947, then designed several of his films ("Le Notte Bianche/White Nights" 1957, "Ludwig" 1972) while evolving the lush, ornate style for which he is best known.

Trained as an architect, he entered films as an assistant director and scenarist in 1940, but established himself as a leading art director in the following decade. Most closely associated with the work of Luchino Visconti, Chiari first created sets and costumes for his stage plays beginning in 1947, then designed several of his films ("Le Notte Bianche/White Nights" 1957, "Ludwig" 1972) while evolving the lush, ornate style for which he is best known.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  A Quiet Place in the Country (1970) Assistant Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Bellissima (1951) Himself
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Helped with the annual Maggio Musicale opera and Florentine plays in boyhood
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First work in films as assistant and script collaborator of Alessandro Blasetti on "La Corona di Ferro" (1941) and "Fabiola" (1948)
1942:
Went to Rome and began working as assistant director on documentaries
1947:
Designed sets and costumes for Luchino Visconti's stage plays
1950:
Designed first documentary film, "Vulcano"
1951:
First fiction film as costume designer and script collaborator "Miracolo a Milano/Miracle in Milan"
1953:
First narrative feature film as production designer, "I Vitelloni"
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