BERNSTEIN, ALINE (1881–1955), U.S. stage designer. Born in New York City, Aline Bernstein worked at Neighborhood Playhouse from 1915, did settings for The Dybbuk and costumes for Max Reinhardt's The Miracle, 1924. Later she designed for the Theater Guild and Civic Repertory, and did settings in the 1930s for Reunion in Vienna, Animal Kingdom, The Cherry Orchard, Romeo and Juliet, and other plays. With Irene Lewisohn, she founded in 1937 the Museum of Costume Art in Rockefeller Center, which is now housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She wrote her autobiography, Actor's Daughter (1941), and wrote and illustrated Masterpieces of Women's Costume of the 18th and 19th Centuries (1959).

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