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Edith Head: The Paramount Years (2002)

A tribute to the legendary costume designer Edith Head during her years providing costumes for the films of Paramount studio which includes Sunset Boulevard, Roman Holiday and many others ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
David Chierichetti David Chierichetti ... Himself - Edith Head Biographer
Tzetzi Ganev Tzetzi Ganev ... Herself - Head of the Custom-Made Department Western Costume
Bob Mackie ... Himself - Fashion Designer
Rosemary Clooney ... Herself - Actress
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Clara Bow ... (archive footage)
Montgomery Clift ... (archive footage)
Bing Crosby ... (archive footage)
Peter Finch ... (archive footage)
Cary Grant ... (archive footage)
Edith Head ... Herself (archive footage)
Audrey Hepburn ... Herself (screen tests) (archive footage)
Charlton Heston ... (archive footage)
William Holden ... (archive footage)
Bob Hope ... (archive footage)
Danny Kaye ... (archive footage)
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A tribute to the legendary costume designer Edith Head during her years providing costumes for the films of Paramount studio which includes Sunset Boulevard, Roman Holiday and many others during her distinguished career that lasted more than six decades and earned her eight Academy Awards wins in between more than 30 nominations. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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Edith Head - Paramountin vuodet See more »

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This short documentary is featured on the DVD for Sunset Blvd. (1950). See more »

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Features The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) See more »

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Kind of slow--even at 14 minutes!
16 March 2008 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

This is included as an extra on the 2002 DVD release of "Sunset Blvd". It's a short piece on costume designer Edith Head who designed the costumes for "Sunset" and hundreds of other movies. Along the way she won 8 Oscars and is now considered to be a legendary figure. I agree that Head was a genius--but this short is pretty flimsy. If you're looking for any personal insight into her life forget it. It is somewhat interesting to see her sketches and final designs for the movies (Grace Kelly's wardrobe for "To Catch a Thief" is stunning) but I was basically bored. Also one of the narrators is a guy wearing lipstick and who has a seriously bad perm. He knows about Head and her costumes but really! I question the judgment of using a guy who looks like a reject from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". His appearance at first makes it impossible to concentrate on what he's saying. Head deserves better than this short. Still--it's better than nothing!


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