Edith Head: The Treasury of the Fifty-year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume Designer

Author(s): Jay Jorgensen

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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 (18971981). 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 Hollywoods most influential designer been so thoroughly revealedbecause 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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Jay Jorgensen is an editor for Peterson's Photographic magazine, as well as a talented professional photographer. He has written many celebrity profiles and his photography has been showcased in US magazines such as People and TV Guide. He also serves as the Photo Editor of Palm Springs Life magazine. He divides his time between Los Angeles and Palm Springs, California. Bob Mackie is one of the most well-known fashion designers of our time, best known for his work with such icons as Cher, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, and Barbie.

General Fields

  • : 9780762438051
  • : Running Press
  • : Running Press Adult
  • : 2.581
  • : September 2010
  • : 305mm X 255mm X 39mm
  • : United States
  • : December 2010
  • : books

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  • : 400
  • : 1110
  • : Hardback
  • : Jay Jorgensen