Nebraska Authors

Howard K. Greer

AKA: Howard Kenneth Greer

Born 1896-04-16 Rushville, IL (USA)

Died 1974-04-07
Los Angeles, CA (USA)

The author served in World War I after graduating from the University of Nebraska in 1916. He remained in France for a time to work in Paris fashion houses. Greer became a famed dress and fashion designer who designed costumes and women's dresses and gowns for over 30 Hollywood films from 1923-1953. Designing Male, 1951, is his memoir.

Places Lived

Rushville, IL
Lincoln, NE
New York, NY
Hollywood, CA
Sun City, AZ

Author Of

  • Visual Work
  • Nonfiction


Fashion Design; Hollywood; Memoirs


Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
Bachelor's Degree, 1916, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


Designer, Women's Apparel
Fashion Designer

Places Worked

Lucile (New York fashion house)
Edward Molyneux (Paris, FRANCE fashion house)
Paul Poiret (Paris, FRANCE fashion house)
Famous Players‐Lasky Studios (Hollywood fashion house)
Paramount Pictures


Designing Male. 1951.

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