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Art director , theatrical designer

James Floyd Tilton, American theatrical designer, art director. Recipient Carbonelle awards, 1987, 91, 92. Served with United States Army, 1960-1962. Member United Scenic Artists 829.

Background

Tilton, James Floyd was born on July 30, 1937 in Rochelle, Illinois, United States. Son of Norval Bailey T. and Magdeline (Ripplinger) Marelli.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Iowa, 1959.

Career

Resident designer, John Drew Theater, Easthampton, New York, 1963;principal designer, Association Producing Artists, New York City, 1965-1969;principal designer, Phoenix Theatre, New York City, 1970-1980;freelance designer, since 1963;designer major industrial shows, Avon, Coca-Cola, ABC, NBC Affl., New York City, since 1974;designer for television, since 1977;designer music exhibits, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, since 1979;set and lighting designer 30 Broadway shows including, You Can't Take It With You,, 1965,83;set and lighting designer 30 Broadway shows including, Seascape (nomination for Antoinette Perry award), 1975.

Membership

Served with United States Army, 1960-1962. Member United Scenic Artists 829.

Connections

Married Helga Strang, December 26, 1962 (divorced November 1976).

father:
Norval Bailey T. Marelli

mother:
Magdeline (Ripplinger) Marelli

spouse:
Helga Strang