Edith Head

Author: Jay Jorgensen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0762441739

Category: Design

Page: 400

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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.

Edith Head

Author: Isabella Alston,Kathryn Dixon

Publisher: TAJ Books International

ISBN: 1627320229

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

View: 795


Edith Head is probably the most iconic of all Hollywood costume designers. Beginning in the early 1930s until her retirement in 1977, Edith Head costumed the stars of over 500 films. With 35 Academy Award nominations for Best Costume Design, she won 8Ñthe closest to come to her record is Irene Sharaff, who garnered 15 nominations and 5 wins. Edith Head truly surpassed all of her competition. Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Natalie Wood, Lucille Ball, Barbara Stanwyck, Mae West, Elizabeth Taylor, Doris Day, and Katherine Hepburn are just a few of the female stars Head dressed, both in character and as themselves. And winning her last Oscar for The Sting in 1974 meant that her designs for male stars, explicitly Paul Newman and Robert Redford, were superb as well. Her style acumen stretched from the exotic, historical costumes she designed for Samson and Delilah and The Ten Commandments to the classic, timeless costumes she designed for Roman Holiday, To Catch a Thief, and Sabrina. This book is a sampling of Edith HeadÕs most famous work.

Award-Winning Fashions of Edith Head Paper Dolls

Author: Tom Tierney,Paper Dolls,Paper Dolls for Grownups

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486496260

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 32

View: 5517


From the 1920s through the 1980s, Edith Head designed costumes for Hollywood's biggest stars. Two dolls model 29 of her creations for Sunset Boulevard, All About Eve, Rear Window, The Sting, and many other films.

Edith Head's Hollywood

Author: Edith Head,Paddy Calistro

Publisher: New York : Dutton

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 1772


Winner of eight Oscars for costume design, the author describes some of the hundreds of productions she worked on and gives her personal impressions of the actors and actresses for whom she created costumes

Costume Design in the Movies

Author: Elizabeth Leese

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134296

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 176

View: 9823


Comprehensive, lavishly illustrated reference work provides biographical/career data for major designers (Adrian, Jean Louis, Edith Head, more). Updated to 1988, with over 400 new film credits. 177 illustrations. Index of 6,000 films.

Hollywood Heroines: The Most Influential Women in Film History

Author: Laura L. S. Bauer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440836493

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 407

View: 386


This is a topical resource that provides a comprehensive look at the most influential women in Hollywood cinema across a wide-range of occupations rarely found together in a single volume. • Provides the reader with an invaluable, complete, and easy-to-understand view of film history and filmmaking while simultaneously highlighting the most important women, making the subject of Hollywood and film more transparent as a whole • Enables a fuller understanding of the many complicated challenges women have faced historically and currently in Hollywood filmmaking • Offers a unique blend of film history and industry information, cohesively presenting them both in one place • Reaches beyond the more commonly discussed categories of women who have had important roles throughout Hollywood film history, such as directors and actresses, although they too are included • Examines women's visibility and representation in Hollywood in the context of the history of the film industry for students

Notable American Women

Author: Susan Ware

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674014886

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 729

View: 5261


Entries on almost five hundred women representing a wide range of fields of endeavor are featured in a collection of biographical essays that integrate each woman's personal life with her professional achievements, set in the context of historical develop