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Sharaff, Irene

Overview
Works: 187 works in 269 publications in 3 languages and 10,451 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance films  Comedy films  History  War films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Costume designer, ard, Author, Artist, Contributor, Designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Irene Sharaff
West Side Story by Robert Wise( Visual )

22 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A love affair is fated for tragedy amidst the vicious rivalry of two street gangs- the Jets and the Sharks. When Jets member Tony falls for Maria, the sister of the Sharks leader, it's more than these two warring gangs can handle. And as mounting tensions rise, a battle to the death ensues and innocent blood is shed in a heartbreaking finale."--Container
An American in Paris by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-GI loves Paris and loves even more an alluring, but engaged, perfume-shop clerk
The best years of our lives by William Wyler( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the problems faced by three returning veterans of WWII as they attempt to pick up the threads of their lives. Captain Derry is returning to a loveless marriage, Sergeant Stephenson is a stranger to a family that's grown up without him, and sailor Parrish is tormented by the loss of his hands
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Mike Nichols( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Die anfangs harmlos scheinenden Plänkeleien eines alternden Akademiker-Ehepaares steigern sich trotz der Anwesenheit ihrer jüngeren Nachbarn zur schonungslosen Bloßstellung und Abrechnung: Hass, Minderwertigkeitsgefühle und Lebensängste kommen zum Ausbruch, Mann und Frau zerfleischen sich in Schuldzuweisungen und zynischem Selbstmitleid. Eine effektvolle Verfilmung von Albees Bühnenstück, die vor allem durch die elegante filmische Auflösung und die schauspielerische Präsenz der beiden Hauptdarsteller besticht." [film-dienst.de]
Flower drum song by C. Y Lee( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in San Francisco's Chinatown in the late 1950's. Pretty Mei Li has stowed away on a Chinese steamer with her professor father to become a mail-order bride for nightclub owner Sammy Fong. Sammy, however, is completely infatuated with saucy showgirl Linda Low, who is intent on making him jealous enough to propose to her. As Sammy sets out to assign his marriage contract (and Mei Li) to Wang Ta, a handsome college student living in Chinatown, complications, merriment, and many musical numbers ensue
A star is born by George Cukor( Visual )

2 editions published between 1954 and 1999 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Academy Award-winning classic stars Janet Gaynor as farm girl Esther Blodgett, who leaves her small-town life with dreams of becoming a successful Hollywood movie star. She soon discovers that achieving stardom is more difficult than she had ever dreamed. Unable to find work as an actress, Esther takes a waitress job at a Hollywood party. While there, she is discovered by boozy leading man Norman Maine (Fredric March), who promises to make her a star. He convinces the head of a major movie studio (Adolphe Menjou) to give Esther a chance to prove herself on screen, and the film is a smashing success. Esther and Norman marry, but as her career skyrockets, his tragically fades away
Call me madam by Walter Lang( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sally Adams has made it her business to know everyone worth knowing in Washington, D.C., and her penchant for parties pays off when she's appointed U.S. Ambassador to Lichtenburg. Once she is installed in her new position, shes falls in love with the suave Foreign Minister Cosmo Constantine, while Princess Maria has her head turned by Sally's press attaché, Kenneth
The bishop's wife by Henry Koster( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cary Grant stars as an angel who materializes in answer to the prayers of a harried young bishop, David Niven. Niven's efforts to raise money for a new cathedral have endangered his marriage to beautiful Loretta Young. Grand hopes to end the problems plaguing the family, but instead the bishop's neglected wife becomes infatuated with him
Meet me in St. Louis by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young St. Louis girl and her family are troubled to discover that their Father has accepted a transfer to New York City which will cause them to miss the St. Louis World's Fair
The dark mirror by Robert Siodmak( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twin sisters are implicated in a Hollywood murder and a police detective must figure out if one or both were involved in the killing. A psychiatrist approached by the detective to help with the complicated case agrees to see them separately and is immediately attracted to one of them and fears the other one to be the killer, but he's worried that if he's wrong he could end up on a slab in the morgue himself
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petruchio is a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona who journeys to Padua in search of a wealthy wife. There he meets Katharina, a self-willed shrew who leads Petruchio on a merry chase before he successfully circumvents her attempts to avoid marriage. After the honeymoon, Kate helps Petruchio win a wager that he has the most obedient wife. In reality, Kate has found a more effective way to dominate her mate
Elizabeth Taylor [&] Richard Burton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?: Martha and George are a bitter aging couple who, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other
Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I by Darryl Francis Zanuck( Visual )

2 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in German and English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Englishwoman in 19th-century Siam finds the country and its ruler torn between tradition and the ways of the western world
Danny Kaye : the Goldwyn years( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wonder man: Boisterous nightclub entertainer Buzzy Bellew was the witness to a murder committed by gangster Ten Grand Jackson. One night, two of Jackson's thugs kill Buzzy and dump his body in the lake at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Buzzy comes back as a ghost and summons his bookworm twin, Edwin Dingle, to Prospect Park so that he can help the police nail Jackson
Cleopatra by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

4 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic saga of legendary Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and her attempt to stabilize her power and gain control of the Roman Empire. When Caesar visits Egypt, Cleopatra gains control by ousting her brother with his help. She marries Caesar, and bears him the son fate had previously denied him. Joining him in Rome--to ensure that the boy takes his rightful place after his father--her plans are thwarted when Caesar is assassinated and she must flee. Years later Marc Antony, proconsul of the eastern half of the empire, seeks an alliance with Egypt to impede Octavian's quest to become Emperor. Cleopatra and Antony become lovers and form a military alliance, but are forced to retreat after losing a major naval battle at Actium. Avoiding capture and disgrace, they take their own lives
Broadway & Hollywood : costumes designed by Irene Sharaff by Irene Sharaff( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West side story : screenplay by Ernest Lehman( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of the rivalry of two street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, in New York of the 1950s. A young woman who is sister to the Sharks leader has her first taste of love with the former head of the Jets
Afternoon of a faun by Vincas Jomantas( Visual )

5 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tape opens with a close-up of the program for the performance. Afternoon of a faun is filmed in close shot. The recording is cut off after approximately six minutes. For a complete recording of Afternoon of a faun performed by Kistler and Soto on Jan. 21, 1989, see *MGZIA 4-6152
A tree grows in Brooklyn, a novel by Betty Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 1951 and 1952 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvin Theatre, George Abbott, in association with Robert Fryer presents Shirley Booth, Johnny Johnston, in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," a new musical (based on Betty Smith's novel), book by Betty Smith & George Abbott, music by Arthur Schwartz, lyrics by Dorothy Fields, with Marcia Van Dyke, Nathaniel Frey, Nomi Mitty, Lou Wills Jr., scenery and lighting by Jo Mielziner, costumes by Irene Sharaff, choreography by Herbert Ross, musical supervision by Jay Blackton, musical arrangements by Joe Glover & Robert Russell Bennett, musical director Max Goberman, production directed by George Abbott
Cléopâtre by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'an 48 avant Jésus-Christ. Au soir de la bataille de Pharsale, Jules César rentre victorieux sous sa tente : il a vainsu son rival Pompée, qui lui disputait la prééminence à Rome, et à la tête de ses officiers, Candidius vient lui apprendre que Pompée a fui vers l'Egypte sous un déguisement, tandis que Brutus, autrefois le protégé de César mais passé dans le camp ennemi, a été fait prisonnier. Magnanime, le vainqueur ordonne qu'on le libère, malgré les protestations de son état-major. Jules César décide de se rendre en Egypte, pour mettre fin à la guerre civile déchaînée entre les deux héritiers de la couronne. Ptolémé et sa soeur Cléopâtre, car ses querelles intestines compromettent les livraisons de céréales de l'Egypte dont l'Empire Romain a un besoin absolu
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
West Side Story
Alternative Names
Haraff, Irene S.

Irene Sharaff Amerikaans kostuumontwerpster (1910-1993)

Irene Sharaff amerykańska kostiumograf

Irene Sharaff costumière

Irene Sharaff costumista statunitense

Irene Sharaff US-amerikanische Kostümbildnerin

Šaraf, Īrīni

Sharaff

Шарафф, Ирен

Այրին Շարաֆ

איירין שרף

آیرین شرف

アイリーン・シャラフ

艾琳·沙拉夫

Languages
English (73)

French (6)

German (1)

Covers
An American in ParisWho's afraid of Virginia Woolf?The dark mirror