A Hollywood film may start as the singular vision of a director or screenwriter, but it takes a well-oiled machine to transform even the simplest of stories onto the big screen. A cast, crew and studio staff that can number into the hundreds all have their hands on the finished product.
Costume supervisor Pamela Wise has left particularly large fingerprints. From "Coal Miner's Daughter" to "Xanadu" to "Forest Gump" to "Argo," she's been responsible for gussying up some of the cinema's best-told tales over the past 30-plus years.
The 50-something Burbank resident loves her work, but for almost as long as she's been in show business, she's had the urge to spin her own yarns — though on a much smaller scale. "I never wanted to write a script, I wanted to tell stories," Wise says. "I always in the back of my head wanted to write."