Van Nest Polglase
Date of Birth
Aug 25, 1898
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York City, NY


American art director Van Nest Polglase came to films with impeccable credentials as an architect; at twenty, he had already designed such formidable structures as the presidential palace in Havana. In 1919, Polglase signed on as an art director at Paramount. Ten years later, he joined the upstart RKO Radio Pictures, where among his first assignments was the designing of the legendary RKO "beeping...