Edith Head: The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume Designer (Google eBook)

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Running Press, 2010 - ART - 401 pages
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"All About Eve. Funny Face. Sunset Blvd. Rear Window. Sabrina. A Place in the Sun. The Ten Commandments." Scores of iconic films of the last century had one thing in common: costume designer Edith Head (1897?1981). She racked up an unprecedented 35 Oscar nods and 400 film credits over the course of a fifty-year career.

Never before has the account of HollywoodOCOs most influential designer been so thoroughly revealed?because never before have the Edith Head Archives of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences been tapped. This unprecedented access allows this book to be a one-of-a-kind survey, bringing together a spectacular collection of rare and never-before-seen sketches, costume test shots, behind-the- scenes photos, and ephemera."

  

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Review: Edith Head: The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume Designer

User Review  - Heather Moss - Goodreads

Beautiful coffee table book with large photographs of Edith Head, many of her sketches, and a wide range of photos of stars dressed in the costumes she designed. Her biography is written throughout ... Read full review

Review: Edith Head: The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume Designer

User Review  - Avis Black - Goodreads

Enjoyable book. The author does skimp a bit on Edith's personal life and concentrates on her professional career, though that may make logical sense. Edith was one of those persons who arrived at work ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
8
THE EARLY YEARS
10
THE DECEPTION WORKS
20
THE REIGN BEGINS
56
THE STYLE ICONS
152
EDITH HEAD SUPERSTAR
238
THE UNIVERSAL YEARS
332
EPILOGUE
390
INDEX
393
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Jay Jorgensen is an editor for Petersonís Photographic magazine. He has written many celebrity profiles and his photography has been showcased in magazines such as People and TV Guide. He divides his time between Los Angeles and Palm Springs, California.

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