1. Ruth Carter, costume designer for 'The Butler,' has 'great memories' of growing up in Springfield

    Ruth Carter, costume designer for 'The Butler,' has 'great memories' of growing up in Springfield

    he costume designer for “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” playing now at local movie theaters, had to capture American style over the 34 years that the main character, an African American, serves eight presidents at the White House. That task went to costume designer Ruth Carter, who grew up in Springfield. Carter has worked on more than 50 movies, including “Malcolm X” and “Amistad,” for which she received Oscar nominations, and “Dr. Doolittle” and “Daddy Day Care.”

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