Tuesday, January 22, 2013


The last show I wardrobe supervised was a play at the Vineyard Theatre called Checkers by Doug McGrath. The show documented Richard Nixon's famous "Checkers" speech and the events leading up to it. For the show, costume designer Sarah J. Holden designed the dress Pat Nixon (played by Kathryn Erbe) wore to look exactly the same as the actual dress the real Pat Nixon wore during the speech's broadcast in 1952.

(L: Anthony LaPaglia and Kathryn Erbe as Richard Nixon and Pat Nixon in Checkers; R: Pat Nixon during the actual "Checkers" speech.)

(Sarah's design on display in the window of the theater.)


  1. How was it it work with Kathryn Erbe? This dress and the whole costumes are really wonderful.

  2. It was great! She is extremely lovely!