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

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

by Jay Jorgensen

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762438051
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 10/05/2010
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 208,345
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

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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Edith Head 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this but really wasnt anything that you coundnt find out anywhere else. Nothing about her personal life or marrige,did she socalize? What did people think of her? Its a known fact that she never told the truth about anything. I would have liked to have known what others thought of her
WhiteFlowerLei76 More than 1 year ago
This isn't a review of the book its a review of the lousy condition it arrived in after I ordered it, I returned it to a near by Barnes and Noble and ordered a replacement and that one arrived in worse condition. This is an expensive book, the least anyone should expect is that it arrives in decent condition.
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Entirely too much to pay for an ebook. Rip off.