Thursday, October 21, 2010

RIP Peter M. Jamison

Production designer Jamison dies

He worked on 'Point Break,' 'Beverly Hillbillies'


Production designer Peter M. Jamison, whose credits included "Point Break" and "The Beverly Hillbillies," died Oct. 15 of complications from heart disease in Venice, Calif. He was 66.

Jamison, who worked on more than three dozen films, got his start with a grant from AFI, eventually apprenticing with production designer Jack Fisk on "Trouble in Paradise." He moved up to becoming the sole art director on Roger Corman's "Big Bad Mama" before getting steady work as an art director and production designer over the next three decades. His production designer credits included the laffers "Continental Divide," "Weekend at Bernie's" and "Swing Shift."

As an art director, the Oregon-born filmmaker worked on pics including "Mulholland Dr.," and "The Big Red One."

He recently produced the feature "Bob's New Suit" for Rowan Pictures.

There were no immediate survivors.

Born: 1944, U.S.A.'
Died: 10/15/2010, Venice, California, U.S.A.

Peter M. Jamison's western - production deisgner:
Cowboy Up - 2001


  1. Thank you for writing this with warm regards to Peter. I am his nephew Glenn P Jamison. I am down here cleaning up his place. I want to hold a service for him soon. Please let me know if you want to attend. He will be cremated as was his wishes. I will scatter some of his ashes on Venice beach and some next his brother Phillip and my grandmother (his and Peter's mother) Lena Jamison who are buried up at Onley cemetary in Pendleton, Oregon. I miss him and wish I would've got to know him more before he passed. email if you would like to attend or if you have a memorial service for him as well I would like to attend. Thank you, Glenn

  2. I am sure he is laughing right now. Dancing with Micheal Jackson and designing a new set for heaven up there. Any one who knew him and would like to attend memorial service please let me know. I am his nephew and I am down here in Venice beach at his place. I am next of kin. So that means I get to clean up his crap. haha Thanks Peter. Well Peter you were a workaholic, a bit reclusive at times, but a genius with a big heart. He was born in Oregon, Multnomah county. His father was Horace Phillip Jamison a square dance caller. His mother was Lena F Murray a Cayuse indian who would ride off for months at a time when she got pissed at Horace my Grandpa then she would return as if nothing had happened. They are buried at Onley Cemetary in Pendleton, Oregon. She tried to get Phil and Peter to ride horses, but neither would do it. Peter and Phil both ended up in art department. Phillip his brother became a semi famous artist creating mirals, sign painting, created the art in the background of Happy Canyon in Pendleton, Oregon, a town famous for the Pendleton Round up Rodeo.
    His brother, Phillip Lee Jamison, my dad, passed away Dec. 2000 as well, and that was the last time I had seen Peter or talked to him. I haven't seen him since my dads funeral so if anyone has a story to share that would be delightful.
    Peter I love you and Blessings on your Journey.
    Glenn P Jamison