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Edith Head: The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume Designer Hardcover – Illustrated, October 5, 2010
by Jay Jorgensen (Author)

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.


About the Author
Jay Jorgensen is a film and fashion historian and collector. He is the author of Edith Head: The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume Designer. Jorgensen is also a photographer whose work has been showcased in magazines such as People and TV Guide. He lives in Palm Springs, California.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Running Press Adult; Illustrated edition (October 5, 2010)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 400 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0762438053
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0762438051
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 5.8 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 10.5 x 1.55 x 12.35 inches
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