Edith Head's Hollywood

Edith Head's Hollywood
25th Anniversary Edition

by Edith Head and Paddy Calistro

Foreword by Bette Davis

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. 

  • 296 pages
  • 96 pages of b/w photos
  • 6x9"
  • softcover: ISBN-13 978-1-883318-89-5; $25.00 
$25.00 USD