Paloma Nannette Gibson was born in Butte County, California on October 7, 1901. By 1930 Gibson had an interior decoration studio in San Francisco. During the early 1930s she designed costumes for 20th Century Fox Studios in Hollywood. She was a close friend of actress Claudette Colber and designed her costumes for the film "Cleopatra." By 1940 she had returned to San Francisco where she painted numerous watercolors of Chinese children. A spinster, she died there on April 30, 1959.
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