WorldCat Identities

Head, Edith

Works: 258 works in 495 publications in 5 languages and 34,937 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Film noir  Romantic comedy films  Western films  Romance films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biography 
Roles: Costume designer, Author, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Edith Head
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

15 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in English and German and held by 2,285 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
Sunset Boulevard by Billy Wilder( Visual )

16 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,786 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 a scene which she believes is the highlight of her comeback movie
Roman Holiday by William Wyler( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern-day princess rebelling against her royal obligations explores Rome on her own
Sabrina by Audrey Hepburn( Visual )

13 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and held by 1,546 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 )

4 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,489 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 between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blends adventure, romance and comedy to tell the story of the West's most likeable outlaws, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, as they set out for Bolivia with the law on their heels
Sullivan's travels by Preston Sturges( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Italian and English and held by 1,168 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 1,034 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 1989 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1930s Chicago, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Blake Edwards( Visual )

2 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in Undetermined and English and held by 889 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
Barefoot in the park by Gene Saks( Visual )

7 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 884 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
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 649 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 2002 and 2013 in English and French and held by 607 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
Donovan's reef by John Ford( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A straight-laced Bostonian comes searching for her father, a brawling ex-Navy man living on a South Pacific island
The nutty professor by Jerry Lewis( Visual )

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

Jerry Lewis directed, co-wrote and starred in this riotously funny movie that set a new standard for screen comedy and inspired the hit remake. Lewis plays a timid, nearsighted chemistry teacher who discovers a magical potion that can transform him into a suave and handsome Romeo. The Jekyll and Hyde game works well enough until the concoction starts to wear off at the most embarrassing times, and the professor begins to suffer hilarious symptoms of his personality split. Co-starring Stella Stevens
How to dress for success by Edith Head( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and German and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Topaz by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

8 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American CIA agent learns of Cuban missiles and a NATO spy by the code name of TOPAZ from a defecting Russian
The dress doctor by Edith Head( Book )

14 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long before celebrity stylists became as renowned as the Oscar-winning film stars they advise, the legendary costume designer Edith Head was dressing Hollywood's most fashionable women and men on screen and off'and lending her sartorial wisdom to women across the country on radio and television. In 1959, she published a best-selling memoir and style guide, The Dress Doctor, in which she shared tips on style and dozens of entertaining anecdotes on Hollywood's A-list with her fans. Now, The Dress Doctor has returned in this special edition of the original volume, an alphabetical romp through the art of getting dressed and dressing Hollywood, with specially commissioned illustrations and the best advice and stories culled word for word from the original book. From Audrey Hepburn to Zooture, The Dress Doctor is filled with Head's timeless tips: her expertise on developing a personal style, dressing to flatter one's figure, building a wardrobe, and judging quality. Her prescriptions for dressing properly for various activities from archery to house cleaning to roller skating are a charming mix of perennially chic and, now, with the passing of time, tongue in chic. Fashion illustrator Bil Donovan's stunning re-creations of Head's most famous gowns, along with illustrations of myriad other stylish ensembles, bring the designer's work vividly to life again, along with Hollywood icons Grace Kelly, Katharine Hepburn, Mae West, Cary Grant, and many others. This irresistible, elegant volume is a unique treasure for those who love film, style, and the glamour of Old Hollywood
Edith Head : the fifty-year career of Hollywood's greatest costume designer by Jay Jorgensen( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Edith Head's Hollywood by Edith Head( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. This book traces a career that spanned the history of 20th-century film"--Provided by publisher
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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

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English (156)

German (2)

French (1)

Italian (1)

Spanish (1)

Sullivan's travelsEdith Head : the life and times of Hollywood's celebrated designerThe stingBreakfast at Tiffany'sBarefoot in the parkVertigoDonovan's reefThe nutty professor