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

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Running Press, Oct 5, 2010 - Design - 400 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 Hollywood’s 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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more book for the money

User Review  - thekeeb - Overstock.com

Book came in excellent shape. It is a birthday gift and after going through the book I will probably order one for myself at this price . . . why not. Great savings on this book Read full review

Interesting book

User Review  - idamayb - Overstock.com

This book had very interesting stories about Ms. Head. But I do wish it had more photos of her work rather than verbal descriptions. 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
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Jay Jorgensen is an editor for Peterson’s 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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