NIGHTMARE ALLEY: 1950s CARNIVAL
Design Concept for 1950’s carnival for the 1947 noir classic “Nightmare Alley”.
Summary: Stan is a barker in a late 1950s traveling carnival. An ambitious man, he learns a few tricks from the carnival’s mentalist-cum-psychic, Zeena, which leads him to succeed in the showbiz, finally landing him in Las Vegas as a conman. Here he meets Lilith, a psychiatrist who ultimately cons our con-man and robs him of his money and dignity. Almost a decade later, Stan ends up as a Geek in yet another traveling carnival, coming full circle.
Original Screenwriter: Jules Furthman
Design Concept By: Dazzy Shah