WorldCat Identities

Head, Edith

Works: 329 works in 648 publications in 3 languages and 38,983 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Romantic comedy films  Film noir  Horror films  Action and adventure films  Romance films 
Roles: Costume designer, Author, Performer, Other, wpr
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Edith Head
The birds by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

16 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in English and held by 2,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melanie Daniels is a beautiful blonde who arrives in Bodega Bay in pursuit of the handsome and eligible Mitch Brenner. But love is not the only thing in the air when thousands of birds descend upon the town, attacking and terrorizing its residents. Soon Melanie and Mitch are fighting for their lives against a deadly, unexplainable force in this spine-tingling portrait of nature at its most powerful and ruthless
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

20 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in English and German and held by 2,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries, becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbors while confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg. When he suspects that a salesman may have murdered his nagging, invalid wife, Jeffries enlists the help of his stunning socialite girlfriend to investigate the suspicious chain of events
Roman holiday by William Wyler( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roma. La giovane Anna, principessa di un paese straniero, si trova in visita ufficiale alla città. Stanca dell'etichetta di corte, una sera elude il controllo dei dignitari per uscire da sola. A causa di un sonnifero preso poco prima, si addormenta su una panchina. Viene svegliata da Joe Bradley, un giornalista americano che la porta a casa sua. Quando l'uomo riconosce nella ragazza sconosciuta la principessa Anna e decide di occuparsi di lei allo scopo di scrivere un articolo che la riguardi. Lo aiuterà un amico fotografo. I tre, assieme, verranno coinvolti in una serie di scorribande nella città eterna. Quando però Anna dovrà tornare a palazzo e alle sue responsabilità, Joe decide di rinunciare all'articolo e le restituisce le foto compromettenti scattate durante la sua fuga romana
Sunset Blvd. by Billy Wilder( Visual )

17 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,796 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 a young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance. Thinking she is mad, he tries to leave, but Norma kills him in what she believes is a scene in her comeback movie
Sabrina by Billy Wilder( Visual )

17 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sabrina è la figlia dell'autista di casa Larrabee, ricchissima famiglia di finanzieri, ed è follemente innamorata di David, figlio più piccolo della casa e scapolo impenitente. Dopo l'ennessima delusione, la ragazza cerca di togliersi la vita, salvata da Linus, fratello tutto d'un pezzo di David. Il giorno dopo Sabrina parte per Parigi, dove arriva ragazza e da cui torna donna elegante e sofisticata. Il cambiamento non sfugge a David, ma la relazione tra i due non viene vista di buon occhio da Linus che fa di tutto per porvi fine. Ma l'imprevisto è dietro l'angolo
Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )

5 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insurance salesman Walter Neff calls at the house of femme fatale Phyllis Dietrichson in order to renew her husband's automobile insurance policy and an immediate attraction sparks between the two, Phyllis gradually seducing Walter into conspiring to create a secret accident life insurance policy and then to murder her husband. Neff knows all the tricks of his trade and devises a plan to make the murder of her husband appear to be an accidental fall from a train that will trigger the "double indemnity" clause and pay out twice the policy's face value. The murder is carried out as planned, but the couple then find themselves growing increasingly suspicious of each other as they get closer to collecting the money and, when Walter's boss, relentless insurance investigator Barton Keyes, starts to look into the policy, Walter and Phyllis' steely resolve begins to falter
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,294 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 1,135 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 1,020 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 )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 922 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( Visual )

7 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 920 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 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holly Golightly is an eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. Her next-door neighbor, a writer, is "sponsored" by a wealthy patroness. Guessing who's the right man for Holly is easy; seeing just how romance blossoms is one of the enduring delights of the film
William Wyler's The heiress by William Wyler( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 818 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
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

11 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and held by 802 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
Going my way by Leo McCarey( Visual )

2 editions published between 1944 and 2007 in English and held by 782 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 )

7 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and while no one really minds, everyone feels responsible. Shirley Maclaine makes her screen debut in this New England romp that includes romance, humor ... and several unearthings of the corpse
Houseboat by Melville Shavelson( Visual )

7 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Oscarʼ-nominated film has the legendary Cary Grant as a government attorney who can't seem to shake his bad fortune. Living on a houseboat, widowed and left with three unruly kids, he hires Sophia Loren as a governess
Alfred Hitchcock's Topaz by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 625 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 in 2013 in English and held by 618 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
El Dorado by Howard Hawks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sheriff fights cattlemen and empire builders as he tries to tame the West
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The birdsAlfred Hitchcock's Rear WindowAlfred Hitchcock's Topaz
Alternative Names
Edit Headová

Edit Hed

Edith Head American film and television costumer

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

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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 HarryAlfred Hitchcock's TopazEl Dorado