Edith Head: The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume Designer
On Sale: October 5, 2010
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All About Eve. Funny Face. Sunset Blvd. Rear
Window. Sabrina. A Place in the Sun. The Ten
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
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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