Edith Head Book
Score: 4.5
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Edith Head


  • Author : Jay Jorgensen
  • Publisher : Running Press
  • Release Date : 2010-10-05
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762441730

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Edith Head Excerpt :

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 s Hollywood Book
Score: 4
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Edith Head s Hollywood


  • Author : Edith Head
  • Publisher : New York : Dutton
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105004543281

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Edith Head s Hollywood Excerpt :

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

Edith Head Book

Edith Head


  • Author : Isabella Alston
  • Publisher : TAJ Books International
  • Release Date : 2014-11-19
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781844063895

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Edith Head Excerpt :

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 Book

Award Winning Fashions of Edith Head Paper Dolls


  • Author : Tom Tierney
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2014-04-23
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486496269

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Award Winning Fashions of Edith Head Paper Dolls Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 3
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Edith Head


  • Author : David Chierichetti
  • Publisher : Harper
  • Release Date : 2003-03-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0060194286

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Edith Head Excerpt :

Edith Head is widely considered the most important figure in the history of Hollywood costume design. The glamour and style of her creations continue to inspire generations of designers. Her career spanned nearly half a century and included such classic films as Rear Window and Sunset Boulevard. Her private life and professional achievements, however, have been the subject of speculation since she rose to the top of her field in the late 1940s. Ruthlessly competitive and intensely secretive, Head had few close friends and many detractors. In his unprecedented biography, David Chierichetti offers a privileged glimpse into the personality and emotions behind the famously impenetrable "scboolmarm" façade, as well as a comprehensive account of her creative process. As Head's longtime friend and confidant, Chierichetti enjoyed rare access to her home life and reflections on Hollywood. The author's intimate view of Head's life and work, combined with his extensive research and design expertise, result in a clear-eyed portrait of a career often shrouded in misinformation. To find the truth in the notoriously fictionalized accounts of Edith Head, the author turned to her friends, co-workers, and competitors. The result of Chierichetti's meticulous, original research is a fresh and vital portrait of the designer, as well as of the studio era she epitomizes. Edith Head is richly illustrated with more than 150 images, including family snapshots, sketches, and studio portraits of the stars and roles she helped to create. With a full-color photo insert, this informative, thorough, and important biography is also engaging and entertaining, and will appeal to designers, scholars, and film buffs alike.

Edith Head  Film Costume Designer Book

Edith Head Film Costume Designer


  • Author : Virginia A. Hirsch
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Costume
  • Pages : 874
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015016884754

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The Dress Doctor Book
Score: 3.5
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The Dress Doctor


  • Author : Edith Head
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-06-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062041968

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The Dress Doctor Excerpt :

Edith Head was perhaps the most famous Hollywood costume designer of all time. Long before Rachel Zoe, Andrea Leibermann, Estee Stanley, and Nicole Chavez were styling Hollywood celebrities, eight-time Oscar Award-winning Edith Head was the sartorial sensation behind the silver screen’s most high-profile stars and starlets. The Dress Doctor, adapted from her 1959 autobiography and enhanced with lavish illustrations of her most famous dresses by artist Bill Donovan, revisits the Golden Age of Hollywood with entertaining anecdotes about dressing some of the town’s biggest legends—Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, and Marlene Dietrich, to name a few. In her lifetime, Head was also a sought-after authority by everyday women for her invaluable tips on dressing well: The Dress Doctor includes her witty observations and dispenses the no-nonsense timeless advice for which she was legendary.

Design for Dying Book
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Design for Dying


  • Author : Renee Patrick
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466884588

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Design for Dying Excerpt :

Los Angeles, 1937. Lillian Frost has traded dreams of stardom for security as a department store salesgirl . . . until she discovers she's a suspect in the murder of her former roommate, Ruby Carroll. Party girl Ruby died wearing a gown she stole from the wardrobe department at Paramount Pictures, domain of Edith Head. Edith has yet to win the first of her eight Academy Awards; right now she's barely hanging on to her job, and a scandal is the last thing she needs. To clear Lillian's name and save Edith's career, the two women join forces. Unraveling the mystery pits them against a Hungarian princess on the lam, a hotshot director on the make, and a private investigator who's not on the level. All they have going for them are dogged determination, assists from the likes of Bob Hope and Barbara Stanwyck, and a killer sense of style. In show business, that just might be enough. The first in a series of riveting behind-the-scenes mysteries, Renee Patrick's Design for Dying is a delightful romp through Hollywood's Golden Age. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Art of Bob Mackie Book

The Art of Bob Mackie


  • Author : Frank Vlastnik
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-11-16
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982152123

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The Art of Bob Mackie Excerpt :

The first-ever, comprehensive and authorized showcase of legendary fashion designer Bob Mackie’s fabulous life and work, featuring hundreds of photos and dozens of never-before-seen sketches from his personal collection. Cher, Carol Burnett, Bette Midler, P!nk, Tina Turner, Elton John, Liza Minnelli, Angela Lansbury, Diana Ross, Beyoncé, RuPaul, and Madonna...what do they all have in common? All have been dressed by Bob Mackie. For nearly six decades, the iconic and incomparable Bob Mackie has been designing stunning, unforgettable clothing. His unique, glamorous—sometimes hilarious—creations have appeared on Broadway stages, TV screens, runways, and red carpets worldwide. For his pioneering genius and continual reinvention, he is a Tony Award and nine-time Emmy Award winner, a three-time Oscar nominee, and recipient of the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. For the first time, he has granted full access to his archives and personal memories to the authors of this lavish celebration of his achievements. The Art of Bob Mackie is the first-ever comprehensive and fully authorized book showcasing Mackie’s work, from his early days as a sketch artist for the legendary Edith Head at Paramount to his current, cutting-edge costumes for pop stars and line of accessible, wearable clothing for QVC. In addition to hundreds of glorious photos and dozens of dishy recollections from Mackie and his many muses, this gorgeous volume features never-before-seen sketches from throughout his prolific career, from Marilyn Monroe’s iconic “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” gown to Carol Burnett’s “Went with the Wind” curtain-rod dress, to Cher’s show-stopping 1986 Oscar look. As other designers have burst onto the scene and faded out of fashion, Mackie has soared from success to success, always remaining relevant because he has always been spectacularly fashion-forward. With a foreword by Carol Burnett and an afte

How to Dress for Success Book

How to Dress for Success


  • Author : Edith Head
  • Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 0810921332

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How to Dress for Success Excerpt :

The fashion icon who dressed stars from Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor to Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn offers advice on what, and what not, to wear to achieve success in life, love, and career.

Edith Head Book

Edith Head


  • Author : Isabella Alston
  • Publisher : TAJ Books International
  • Release Date : 2014-11-19
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781627320221

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Edith Head Excerpt :

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.

Edith Head s Hollywood Book
Score: 4
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Edith Head s Hollywood


  • Author : Edith Head
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 1883318890

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Edith Head s Hollywood Excerpt :

"In the 1920s, bored with teaching art to schoolkids, Edith Head bluffed her way into a job in the Paramount wardrobe department. Soon she rose to the position of Chief Costume Designer, and supervised virtually every Paramount film until the late 1960s.T

Script for Scandal Book
Score: 3.5
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Script for Scandal


  • Author : Renee Patrick
  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Release Date : 2019-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448303496

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Script for Scandal Excerpt :

Sleuthing duo Lillian Frost and Edith Head investigate a behind-the-scenes scandal in this delightful Golden Age of Hollywood mystery. 1939, Los Angeles. Lillian Frost is shocked when her friend, glamorous costume designer Edith Head, hands her the script to a new film that's about to start shooting. Streetlight Story is based on a true crime: the California Republic bank robbery of 1936. Lillian's beau, LAPD detective Gene Morrow, was one of the officers on the case; his partner, Teddy, was tragically shot dead. It seems the scriptwriter has put Gene at the centre of a scandal, twisting fact with fiction - or has he? With Gene reluctant to talk about the case, the movie quickly becoming the hottest ticket in town, a suspicious death on the Paramount studio lot and the police reopening the investigation into Teddy's death, Lillian is determined to find answers. Can Lillian and Edith uncover the truth of what happened that fateful day and clear Gene's name?

Great Costumes from Classic Movies Paper Dolls Book

Great Costumes from Classic Movies Paper Dolls


  • Author : Tom Tierney
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2003-08-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486427720

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Great Costumes from Classic Movies Paper Dolls Excerpt :

This handsome collection pays tribute to seven great Hollywood designers; the three mentioned in the subtitle plus Travis Banton, Jean Louis, Irene, and Orry-Kelly. Two female figures (with separate attachable heads for each star) model exquisite gowns created for Vivien Leigh (Gone with the Wind), Lana Turner (Ziegfield Girl), Marlene Dietrich (Shanghai Express), Bette Davis (Jezebel and All About Eve), Rita Hayworth (Gilda), and Gloria Swanson (Sunset Boulevard), among others. Dover Original. 2 dolls and 30 full-color costumes on 16 plates.

The Sharpest Needle Book
Score: 4
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The Sharpest Needle


  • Author : Renee Patrick
  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Release Date : 2021-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448304745

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The Sharpest Needle Excerpt :

What happens when your past catches up with you? Lillian Frost and Edith Head investigate a series of bizarre poison pen letters sent to a leading Hollywood actress in this mesmerising mystery. 1939, Los Angeles. Marion Davies has a problem. The actress has received poison pen letters highlighting an embarrassing event in her past from the mysterious 'Argus'. Can Lillian Frost and her friend and partner-in-crime, celebrated costume designer Edith Head, expose the writer before they expose Marion? Lillian's boss, millionaire inventor Addison Rice, seems to think so, but when Lillian speaks to her idol, Marion is reluctant to reveal her secrets, fearful of jeopardizing her affair with newspaper tycoon W.R. Hearst. Is a prankster simply trying to tarnish the reputation of one of Hollywood's leading ladies, or is something more sinister going on behind the scenes? As Lillian and Edith are drawn into increasingly dangerous and disturbing territory, their enquiries take an unexpected and stunningly dark twist . . .