| Edith Head's Hollywood
25th Anniversary Edition
by Edith Head and
Foreword by Bette
Celebrating a quarter-century since its
initial release, Edith Head's Hollywood is reissued in trade paper,
complete with an expanded photo section featuring the best work of the
world's most famous costume designer. Through six decades of Hollywood
fashion, Edith Head dressed the screen's best -- Dietrich, Lombard, the
Hepburns, Hope and Crosby, Grace Kelly and Elvis Presley, to name a
few. She won eight Oscars®.
As Bette Davis says in her Foreword,
"You'll read her story the way she would have told it -- and, indeed,
did tell it . . ."
Edith Head worked as a costume designer in Hollywood for more than sixty years. She holds the distinguished record of winning eight Academy Awards, a number which will never be matched by a single costume designer. Miss Head died in 1982. Paddy Calistro has co-authored several Angel City Press books, and is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Angel City Press.
Angel City Press publisher Paddy Calistro co-wrote Edith Head's posthumous autobiography Edith Head's Hollywood a quarter-century ago. Since then, film and fashion fans have developed an appreciation for the woman whose story is as fascinating as the history of the film industry itself, for she helped shape the Hollywood we know today. One of those fans is actress and playwright Susan Claassen, who collaborated with Paddy to co-write a stage play based on the life of the woman who claimed to have designed 1,131 films over the course of her career.
That play, A Conversation with Edith Head, has dazzled audiences across the U.S. and Europe since its debut in 2002. And now it is coming to Los Angeles, to the historic El Portal Theatre at 5269 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood.
A Conversation with Edith Head previews September 23 through September 30, 2010, and runs from October 1 through October 24. For tickets, phone the theater at 818-508-4200, or book them online here.