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Edith Head

Edith Head Author Jay Jorgensen
ISBN-10 9780762441730
Release 2010-10-05
Pages 400
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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 (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

Edith Head s Hollywood Author Edith Head
ISBN-10 1883318890
Release 2008
Pages 296
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"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



Edith Head

Edith Head Author David Chierichetti
ISBN-10 0060567406
Release 2003-12-23
Pages 272
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An intimate biography of Edith Head, Hollywood's most prolific and controversial costume designer, illustrated with sketches and photographs of her best designs and the stars who wore them.



How to Dress for Success

How to Dress for Success Author Edith Head
ISBN-10 0810921332
Release 2011-04-01
Pages 192
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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.



The Dress Doctor

The Dress Doctor Author Edith Head
ISBN-10 9780062041968
Release 2011-06-07
Pages 80
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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

Design for Dying Author Renee Patrick
ISBN-10 9781466884588
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 320
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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.



Dangerous to Know

Dangerous to Know Author Renee Patrick
ISBN-10 9781466884595
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 304
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Los Angeles, 1938. Former aspiring actress Lillian Frost is adjusting to a new life of boldfaced names as social secretary to a movie-mad millionaire. Costume designer Edith Head is running Paramount Pictures’ wardrobe department, but only until a suitable replacement comes along. The two friends again become partners thanks to an international scandal, a real-life incident in which the war clouds gathering over Europe cast a shadow on Hollywood. Lillian attended the Manhattan dinner party at which well-heeled guests insulted Adolf Hitler within earshot of a maid with Nazi sympathies. Now, secrets the maid vengefully spilled have all New York society running for cover – and two Paramount stars, Jack Benny and George Burns, facing smuggling charges. Edith also seeks Lillian’s help on a related matter. The émigré pianist in Marlene Dietrich’s budding nightclub act has vanished. Lillian reluctantly agrees to look for him. When Lillian finds him dead, Dietrich blames agents of the Reich. As Lillian and Edith unravel intrigue extending from Paramount’s Bronson Gate to FDR’s Oval Office, only one thing is certain: they’ll do it in style. Renee Patrick's Dangerous to Know beguilingly blends forgotten fact and fanciful fiction, while keeping Hollywood glamour front and center At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



Great Costumes from Classic Movies Paper Dolls

Great Costumes from Classic Movies Paper Dolls Author Tom Tierney
ISBN-10 9780486427720
Release 2003-08-15
Pages 32
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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.



Award Winning Fashions of Edith Head Paper Dolls

Award Winning Fashions of Edith Head Paper Dolls Author Tom Tierney
ISBN-10 9780486496269
Release 2014-04-23
Pages 32
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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

Edith Head Author Isabella Alston
ISBN-10 9781844063895
Release 2014-11-19
Pages 96
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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

Award Winning Fashions of Edith Head Paper Dolls Author Tom Tierney
ISBN-10 9780486496269
Release 2014-04-23
Pages 32
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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.



Hollywood Lesbians

Hollywood Lesbians Author Boze Hadleigh
ISBN-10 9781626012998
Release 2016-08-03
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"Fans of Hollywood's golden age will find this collection of interviews conducted over many years revealing...an enlightening picture emerges of Tinseltown, different from that presented in the fanzines." ¬Publishers Weekly "The book is more than it seems because these women are great talkers." ¬Booklist "I was curious about 'Hollywood Lesbians.' I have now read the book. I am still stunned." ¬ Bea Arthur of "The Golden Girls" "Riveting!...an eye opener!!" ¬Ellen DeGeneres Hollywood Lesbians: From Garbo to Foster is the companion volume to Boze Hadleigh’s classic Hollywood Gays. In this rare and no-holds-barred collection of exclusive interviews with Hollywood icons from the Golden Age of movies and TV—Dame Judith Anderson, Barbara Stanwyck, Capucine, Ann B. Davis, Nancy Kulp, Sandy Dennis, Agnes Moorehead, Edith Head, Patsy Kelly — among others—renowned entertainment journalist and historian Boze Hadleigh goes straight to the source and opens the film world’s closet door into the past, and brings this volume full circle to the present with new material.



A Perfect Red

A Perfect Red Author Amy Butler Greenfield
ISBN-10 0061980897
Release 2009-10-06
Pages 352
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A Perfect Red recounts the colorful history of cochineal, a legendary red dye that was once one of the world's most precious commodities. Treasured by the ancient Mexicans, cochineal was sold in the great Aztec marketplaces, where it attracted the attention of the Spanish conquistadors in 1519. Shipped to Europe, the dye created a sensation, producing the brightest, strongest red the world had ever seen. Soon Spain's cochineal monopoly was worth a fortune. Desperate to find their own sources of the elusive dye, the English, French, Dutch, and other Europeans tried to crack the enigma of cochineal. Did it come from a worm, a berry, a seed? Could it be stolen from Mexico and transplanted to their own colonies? Pirates, explorers, alchemists, scientists, and spies -- all joined the chase for cochineal, a chase that lasted more than three centuries. A Perfect Red tells their stories -- true-life tales of mystery, empire, and adventure, in pursuit of the most desirable color on earth.



Made For Each Other

Made For Each Other Author Bronwyn Cosgrave
ISBN-10 1596917520
Release 2008-12-02
Pages 320
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At the Academy Awards, the answer to who wore what matters just as much as who won what. Focusing on the actresses nominated for Oscars and a few seminal presenters, Made for Each Other traces the fashion trends of the widely watched Oscar ceremony. From the splendor of Vivien Leigh to the spare war-era chic of Ingrid Bergman, from the arresting glamor of Marlene Dietrich to Barbra Streisand's daring sequined Arnold Scaasi pantsuit, Bronwyn Cosgrave delivers a revealing account of the entertainers who have helped shape the look of the Academy Awards and the international couturiers and behind-the-scenes fashion players on whom they've relied. Delving deep into the partnerships that have defined Oscar fashion-Claudette Colbert and Travis Banton; Grace Kelly and Edith Head; Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy; Elizabeth Taylor and Helen Rose; Liza Minelli and Halston; Cher and Bob Mackie; Jodie Foster and Georgio Armani; Nicole Kidman and John Galliano; Hilary Swank and Randolph Duke-Cosgrave demonstrates that from the beginning fashion was as integral to Oscar night as the films it celebrated. In a package befitting the glamorous subject, Made for Each Other includes previously unseen sketches of Oscar dresses by legendary couturiers, rare vintage photographs, and fashion illustrations of key dresses created especially for this book. For fashionistas and film buffs alike, Made for Each Other is a must have for anyone interested in this perfect pairing.



The Choice

The Choice Author Edith Eva Eger
ISBN-10 9781501130816
Release 2017-09-05
Pages 304
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Winner of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award The Choice is a powerful, moving memoir—and a practical guide to healing—written by Dr. Edith Eva Eger, an eminent psychologist whose own experiences as a Holocaust survivor help her treat patients and allow them to escape the prisons of their own minds. Edith Eger was sixteen years old when the Nazis came to her hometown in Hungary and took her Jewish family to an interment center and then to Auschwitz. Her parents were sent to the gas chamber by Joseph Mengele soon after they arrived at the camp. Hours later Mengele demanded that Edie dance a waltz to “The Blue Danube” and rewarded her with a loaf of bread that she shared with her fellow prisoners. These women later helped save Edie’s life. Edie and her sister survived Auschwitz, were transferred to the Mauthausen and Gunskirchen camps in Austria, and managed to live until the American troops liberated the camps in 1945 and found Edie in a pile of dying bodies. One of the few living Holocaust survivors to remember the horrors of the camps, Edie has chosen to forgive her captors and find joy in her life every day. Years after she was liberated from the concentration camps Edie went back to college to study psychology. She combines her clinical knowledge and her own experiences with trauma to help others who have experienced painful events large and small. Today, at 90 years old, Edie is a renowed psychologist and speaker who specializes in treating patients with traumatic stress disorders. Edie's life, her work, and this book are an inspiration. "The Choice is a gift to humanity" (Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate).



How to Accessorize

How to Accessorize Author Micaela Erlanger
ISBN-10 9781524761158
Release 2018-04-03
Pages 128
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Micaela Erlanger has dressed and accessorized many celebrities for the red carpet, now she's sharing her hottest fashion tips for finishing any outfit with you. It's chock-full of tips on what you really want to know: Do your bag and shoes need to match? Can you mix metals? What’s the most flattering way to tie a scarf? Whether you’re dressing for your birthday party, date night, a job interview, or just a trip to the supermarket, this book will help you look—and feel—confident and chic. You don’t need a red carpet budget to benefit from her advice. You’ll learn: · The Sunnies Algorithm: Identify your face shape and the perfect sunglasses for you. · A Flick of the Wrist: Learn to layer cuffs, bangles, chain bracelets, and charms. · Your Accessory Recipe: Avoid overaccessorizing in a few simple steps. · Steady Incline: How to choose a heel you can walk in. · Make It Up: Select a statement lip or a smoky eye. · The Rules of Seasonality: Know which fabrics work for which seasons, and which ones work all year round.



Inheriting Edith

Inheriting Edith Author Zoe Fishman
ISBN-10 9780062378750
Release 2016-10-18
Pages 320
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A poignant breakout novel, for fans of J. Courtney Sullivan and Elin Hilderbrand, about a single mother who inherits a beautiful beach house with a caveat—she must take care of the ornery elderly woman who lives in it. For years, Maggie Sheets has been an invisible hand in the glittering homes of wealthy New York City clients, scrubbing, dusting, mopping, and doing all she can to keep her head above water as a single mother. Everything changes when a former employer dies leaving Maggie a staggering inheritance. A house in Sag Harbor. The catch? It comes with an inhabitant: The deceased’s eighty-two-year old mother Edith. Edith has Alzheimer’s—or so the doctors tell her—but she remembers exactly how her daughter Liza could light up a room, or bring dark clouds in her wake. And now Liza’s gone, by her own hand, and Edith has been left—like a chaise or strand of pearls—to a poorly dressed young woman with a toddler in tow. Maggie and Edith are both certain this arrangement will be an utter disaster. But as summer days wane, a tenuous bond forms, and Edith, who feels the urgency of her diagnosis, shares a secret that she’s held close for five decades, launching Maggie on a mission that might just lead them each to what they are looking for.