Bold legacy
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Glamour that lingers

Bold legacy
Haines, who died in 1973, put his own distinctively Modern spin on postwar Hollywood glamour. (Nicholas Ackerman)
A pastel glow
William Haines collaborated with architect A. Quincy Jones on this 1950 home, featuring Haines’ long, low couch and Brentwood chairs. (Julius Shulman / Getty Institute)
Bel-Air house
Haines furnished the terrace of a Bel-Air house with Regency-style iron chairs. (Russell MacMasters)
Jean Mathison, left, and Peter Schifando are coauthors of “Class Act,” documenting Haines’ design work. (Ken Hively / LAT)
Screening room
Haines and architect Roland E. Coate transformed Jack Warner’s mansion into a Georgian palace. The screening room had classical columns and a rotating sofa. (Jeffrey R. Hayden)
Coffee table
Haines and studio designer Michael Morrison incorporated an antique Italian fresco into a modern coffee table with slender brass legs that resemble bamboo. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
Hostess chair
The often-imitated Hostess chair with its simple curves and custom designed upholstery. (Ken Hively / LAT)
Fine details
In Peter Schifando’s library, a bronze equestrian lamp occupies a table top alongside a vase-like Lucite cigarette holder. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
Ageless style
A monkey lamp with its bamboo shade casts a soft light. (Ken Hively / LAT)
Walnut chair
A 1952 walnut chair by Haines awaits upholstery at Peter Schifando & Co. in West Hollywood. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)