Biography

Marvyn Harbert

Marvyn Harbert was a set and costume designer, tecnical and artistic director.

Herbert studied at the American Academy of Design, Chicago Art Institute, Bradley-Griffin School in Chicago, and the University of Arizona. His experience includes four years on the production staff of Chicago's Uptown Players, technical director with Tucson Community Theatre, and a 3-season stint as art and technical director at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre. In 1953, he became the artistic director with the Pasadena Playhouse.

His wife, Selma Chapmond Harbert, is a well-known costume designer who owned and operated the New York Costume Company in San Diego.

Together with students from the Old Globe’s Junior Theatre Wing, Marvyn and Selma executed the sets and costumes for San Diego Junior Theatre’s 1950 production of Mary Poppins.