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set decorator , production designer

Stephen Arnold Potter, American Set decorator, production designer. Avocations: skiing, sailing, painting, travel, photography. M C. Recipient 8th United States Army Special Superior vena cava syndrome award for Steve Potter United Service Organizations Show, 1969, Bronze Halo of Special Merit Southern California Motion Picture Council, 1983.


Potter, Stephen Arnold was born on July 11, 1937 in Glendale, California, United States. Son of Lorne Arnold and Mary Elizabeth (Bilheimer) Potter.


Special studies, American Academy, Rome, 1957. Special studies, Bishop Museum Academy, Honolulu. Associate of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles.


Producer, director Gloria Swanson Film Festival, Orlando, Florida, 1980. Set decorator Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1959-1962. Production designer, set decorator Zoetrope/Francis Coppola, 20th Century Fox, 1990.

Production designer Landmark Entertainment-Japan, 1990-1991, Concorde Pictures, West Los Angeles, California, 1991-1993. Co-founder Southwest Props, Phoenix, since 1978. President Jupiter Productions, Beverly Hills, California, since 1968.

Cruise director ships Italia, Sunward, Danae.


  • Avocations: skiing, sailing, painting, travel, photography.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Nile Triangle, 1979, Dragonsong, 1980, Magicswan, 1997. Set decorator (films) Hammett, St. Valentines Massacre, Dear Brigitte. Assistant set decorator (films) Sound of Music, The Prize, How the West Was Won.

      Production designer (films) Home for the Holidays, Children in the Wind.


Active Republican Presidential Task Force, Washington, since 1986. Director Southeast campaign and Youth Movement for Reagan, Orlando, 1986. Member Veterans of Foreign Wars, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (foreign film committee since 1990, Nichols scholarship committee since 1991), Set Decorators Society of America (vice president 1993-1994), Sons of the American Revolution (vice president 1964-1968), Sons of Confederacy, Barons of Runnymede, Order of Crown.


  • Other Interests

    Skiing, sailing, painting, travel, photography.


Married Cathleen Burt, July 11, 1957 (deceased 1987). Married Fumiko Morio, October 8, 1992.

Lorne Arnold Potter

Mary Elizabeth (Bilheimer) Potter

Cathleen Burt

Fumiko Morio