“Web of Deceit” Mixed Media Mask by Jorjett Strumme
“Mid-Century Molecule” Mixed Media Mask by Jorjett Strumme
“Venetzia” Mixed Media Mask by Jorjett Strumme
Life for Seaside, Oregon native, Jorjett Strumme, has been an adventure echoing those on the big screen of old Hollywood. Jorjett’s lifelong dream of designing and creating glamorous fashion for the legends of Hollywood was a dream that came true. The glamorous, “Golden Age” of Hollywood, is still a source of inspiration for the artist and designer.
“I was so lucky to be in the right place at the right time. People ask me so often, how did you get from Seaside, Oregon to Hollywood, California? I had a lot of guts, a lot of determination and a lot of good luck. It was wonderful!”
Jorjett Strumme with Barbara Stanwyck, whose nickname among co-workers was “Missy.”
“I got work with all of my favorites: Barbara Stanwyck, Lana Turner, Bette Davis, Ginger Rogers and Ann Miller, just to name a few. I was also featured in a full page photo in the April 1987 “Hollywood” edition of LIFE Magazine.”
What happened next was another dream comes true.
“For ten years, I traveled the world with Elizabeth Taylor, as her personal assistant and stylist. I gathered fabric, trim, beads and feathers along the way.”
In 1992 and 1993, Jorjett was a Contributing Editor to HARPER’S BAZAAR Magazine. After 24 years in Los Angeles and London, England, Jorjett, once again resides in Seaside, Oregon.
In 2009, Jorjett was inducted into the Seaside High School Hall of Fame for both her student and career achievements.
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“My masks are generally purchased as art. However, they are real, wearable masks.” –Jorjett Strumme
“I am proud owner of 4 beautiful masks designed by Jorjett. They brighten my day.” –M. Cohn