WorldCat Identities

Head, Edith

Overview
Works: 302 works in 546 publications in 2 languages and 37,471 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Horror films  Action and adventure films  Romantic comedy films  Gangster films 
Roles: Costume designer, Author, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Edith Head
The birds by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

12 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and held by 2,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Melanie Daniels rolls into Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner, the small California town is inexplicably attacked by thousands of birds
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

14 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in English and German and held by 2,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a photographer with a broken leg, Stewart takes up the fine art of spying on his Greenwich Village neighbors during a summer heat wave. Things really begin to get hot when he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife and buried the body in a flower garden. He actively enlists the help of his girlfriend to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events ... Events that ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in film history
Roman Holiday by William Wyler( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 1,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A princess rebels against her royal obligations and explores Rome on her own. She meets an American newspaperman who, seeking an exclusive story, pretends ignorance of her identity. But his plan falters as they fall in love
Sunset Boulevard by Billy Wilder( Visual )

17 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursued by creditors, Joe swerves into a driveway of a seemingly abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion. He finds Norma, an ex-screen queen dreaming of a dramatic comeback and her husband/servant living there. She takes a fancy to Joe and, learning that he is a scriptwriter, persuades him to help her with her comeback screenplay. Being broke he accepts. He falls in love with young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance. Thinking she is mad, he tries to leave, but Norma kills him. scene which she believes is the highlight of her comeback movie
Sabrina by Billy Wilder( Visual )

14 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David and Linus are brothers, running a corporate empire. Linus is all work, David is all play. When the chauffeur's daughter comes back from Paris she finds she has the attention of David, whom she has always liked, but starts to fall in love with Linus
Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )

5 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-pounding Academy Award-nominated masterpiece"--Container
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid by George Roy Hill( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sundance Kid is the frontier's fastest gun. His partner, Butch Cassidy is always dreaming up new ways to get rich fast. If only they could blow open a baggage car without also blowing up the money-filled safe inside. So Butch and Sundance pack their guns, put on new duds, and, with Sundance's girlfriend, head down to Bolivia
Sullivan's travels by Preston Sturges( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful Hollywood director disguises himself as a bum and sets off to see America from the bottom up. In the midst of the brutality and despair, he makes a valuable discovery--that what the downtrodden need most is laughter
Edith Head : the life and times of Hollywood's celebrated designer by David Chierichetti( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of one of Hollywood's most controversial costume designers describes her early work as a sketch artist in 1923, four decades as Paramount's top designer, numerous Oscar nominations and awards, and complex personal life
The sting by George Roy Hill( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two con men set out to avenge the death of a mutual friend in 1930s Chicago. They swindle a powerful crime lord, pitting brain against brawn and pistol
Barefoot in the park by Gene Saks( Visual )

7 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy about a young newlywed couple in New York and the difficulties that they encounter in adjusting to marriage and life together in a fifth-floor walk-up apartment
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Blake Edwards( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic comedy about an eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire and her next-door neighbor, a writer who is sponsored--and stifled--by a wealthy woman
William Wyler's The heiress by William Wyler( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olivia De Havilland plays wealthy spinster Catherine Sloper, the only heir to her stern father's (Sir Ralph Richardson) vast estate. When a dashing fortune hunter named Morris Townsend (Montgomery Clift) wants her to elope, her father threatens her with disinheritance. On the eve of their marriage Townsend deserts her. Seven years later Morris returns, and a bitter, wiser Catherine plots her revenge
Going my way by Leo McCarey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father O'Malley is the new priest at the Church of St. Dominic in a working-class New York City neighborhood. He fails to make a good first impression with crusty old Father Fitzgibbon, who doesn't approve of O'Malley's golf playing, baseball game attending, or fishing. But O'Malley starts spiffing up the church and its neighborhood: dealing with the church mortgage, which is in arrears, and straightening out the street gangs by getting the boys to help him start a choir. Romantic matches are made; neighborhood busybodies are appeased. Many songs are joyfully sung, and O'Malley even arranges a big surprise for Fitzgibbon, who's homesick for Ireland
Alfred Hitchcock's The trouble with Harry by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

4 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy about four residents of a Vermont village, each of whom thinks he is responsible for the death of a man whose corpse is discovered on a hillside. While no one really minds that Harry is dead, everyone has a different idea about what sould be done with his body in this quirky mystery starring Shirley MacLaine and John Forsythe
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottie Ferguson, a recently retired San Francisco police detective, is hired to shadow a rich shipbuilder 's tragically suicidal wife, Madeleine Elster. After he saves her from drowning in the San Francisco Bay, Scottie's interest in the beautiful but icy blonde shifts from business to romance. But when tragedy strikes again, Scottie must overcome the vertigo that haunts his dreams in order to unravel the secrets of the past and find the key to his future
Houseboat by Melville Shavelson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows Cary Grant as a government attorney, living in a houseboat, widowed and left with three unruly kids. He hires Sophia Loren and ends up falling in love with her
Alfred Hitchcock's Topaz by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American CIA agent hires a French operative to travel to Cuba and investigate rumors of Russian missiles and Topaz, a NATO spy. The inquiry soon spins into a life-threatening escapade of espionage, betrayal and murder
The uninvited( Visual )

4 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pair of siblings from London purchases a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price soon they're caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave. A tragic family past, a mysteriously locked room, cold chills, bumps in the night-this gothic Hollywood classic has it all
The nutty professor by Jerry Lewis( Visual )

3 editions published between 1963 and 2004 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To improve his social life, a nerdish professor drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious, Buddy Love
 
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Alternative Names
Edit Headová

Edit Hed

Edith Head Amerikaans kostuumontwerpster (1897-1981)

Edith Head amerykańska kostiumograf

Edith Head costumista statunitense

Edith Head US-amerikanische Kostüm-Entwerferin

Edith Headová

Ihnen, Edith Head

Ihnen, Edith Head 1897-1981

Posener, Edith Claire

Posener, Edith Claire 1897-1981

Хэд, Эдит

אדית הד

ادیت هد

எடித் எட்

イデス・ヘッド

伊迪絲·海德

伊迪丝·海德

伊迪丝·赫德

Languages
English (179)

German (1)

Covers
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear WindowSullivan's travelsEdith Head : the life and times of Hollywood's celebrated designerThe stingBarefoot in the parkBreakfast at Tiffany'sAlfred Hitchcock's The trouble with HarryVertigo