9780762438051

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780762438051

  • ISBN10:

    0762438053

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-10-05
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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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