Edith Head

Edith Head

The Fifty-year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume Designer

Book - 2010
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Nearly every iconic film in the last century had one thing in common: Edith Head. From her mysterious childhood to the controversial portfolio that landed her first job in a Hollywood costume department, Jorgenson provides a sleek and sophisticated portrait of the most influential costume designer of the twentieth century.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Running Press ; New York : Lifetime Media, c2010
ISBN: 9780762438051
Branch Call Number: B HEAD
Characteristics: 400 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm


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Jun 24, 2013

The text is rather dry and while I'm sure Edith Head was an interesting person, that doesn't particularly come across reading this book. However, I'd still recommend it for people who are interested in both fashion and film history, as you get a real sense of how Hollywood used to function in the hey day of the studio system. Also, there are a lot of great glamour shots though, frankly, for a book this size, I wish there were more.

Veepea Sep 18, 2012

It's true that it could have done with some spellchecking and better formatting, but I thought the selection of photos was good and there was quite a complete story of Edith's life.

Jun 25, 2011

this is a helter skelter approach to Ms Head's work. Not nearly enough illustrations. Text has quite a few typos.


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