In Memoriam: Carl Toms

Carl Toms, a set and costume designer whose 40-year career included stints in theatre, opera, ballet, and film, died August 4 in Hertfordshire, England. He was 72; the cause was emphysema.

After studying at the Mansfield College of Art in Mansfield, Nottingham, and at the Royal College of Art and the Old Vic Theatre School in London, Toms apprenticed at the English Stage Company, then worked for five years as an assistant to Oliver Messel starting in 1952.

After leaving Messel

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