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January 11, 1989 OHC180 174 min.


Costume designer. Born April 23, 1938. Full name: Arturo José Cuevas Martinez. AKA: Manuel Cuevas. Known for his distinctive style of rhinestone-studded western wear. Clientele list includes Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Dale Evans, Roy Rogers, Gram Parsons, Marty Stuart, and Dwight Yoakam.

Interview Summary

1989 January 11
(2 hours, 54 minutes)
Costume designer Manuel discusses the development and highlights of his career. Discussion includes his introduction to tailoring; his first real job; the development of his tailoring style; going to work for costume designer Nudie Cohn; working in Hollywood; his distinctive designs for numerous country performers, including Johnny Cash, Ray Price, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Elvis Presley, and Dwight Yoakam; and comments on starting his own business.

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