I Love Edith Head Movies

Thanks for joining me for my month-long clothing indulgence. The Edith Head movies I reviewed this month are not the only ones on my blog.

Since the summer of 2008, we’ve had sixteen Edith Head movies on Blogging Domino. Alphabetically, the first nine of the sixteen films range in year of release from 1941 to 1982. In Sullivan’s Travels (1941), Veronica Lake has a variety of costumes, and she wears them well. In Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982), Head designed clothes to match the clothing styles in the old movies that were edited into the story.

These are nine of the Edith Head films I’ve reviewed on this blog: A Place in the Sun 1951 (Jan 2012), Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid 1982 (Jan 2012), Holiday Inn 1942 (Dec 2009), June Bride 1948 (Aug 2011), Notorious 1946 (Mar 2010), Rear Window 1954 (Feb 2010), Roman Holiday 1953 (May 2009), Sabrina 1954 (Jan 2012), and Sullivan’s Travels 1941 (May 2009). Stars wearing her costumes range from beauties like Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn to men like Humphrey Bogart.

The next seven films range from 1945 to 1973. The male stars range from Cary Grant to Robert Redford. The female stars range from Olivia de Havilland to Grace Kelly. These are the last seven (alphabetically) of the sixteen Edith Head films I’ve reviewed on this blog: The Bells of St Mary’s 1945 (Dec 2010), The Greatest Show on Earth 1952 (Aug 2008), The Heiress 1949 (July 2008), The Sting 1973 (Jan 2012), The Ten Commandments 1956 (Apr 2010), To Catch A Thief 1955 (Apr 2009), and White Christmas 1954 (Dec 2009).

In the full cast and crew listing for The Ten Commandments on imdb.com, Head was one of five listed costume designers. I’d love to also have a listing of which costumes she designed. And who doesn’t love Grace Kelly in To Catch A Thief? That wardrobe still inspires designers today.

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