From the 1920s through the 1980s, Edith Head designed costumes for Hollywood's biggest stars. Two dolls model 29 of her creations for Sunset Boulevard, All About Eve, Rear Window, The Sting, and many other films.
30 Fashions by Adrian, Edith Head, Walter Plunkett and Others
Author: Tom Tierney
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This handsome collection pays tribute to seven great Hollywood designers; the three mentioned in the subtitle plus Travis Banton, Jean Louis, Irene, and Orry-Kelly. Two female figures (with separate attachable heads for each star) model exquisite gowns created for Vivien Leigh (Gone with the Wind), Lana Turner (Ziegfield Girl), Marlene Dietrich (Shanghai Express), Bette Davis (Jezebel and All About Eve), Rita Hayworth (Gilda), and Gloria Swanson (Sunset Boulevard), among others. Dover Original. 2 dolls and 30 full-color costumes on 16 plates.
Jane Fonda, Natalie Wood, Kim Novak, Anne Bancroft, Joanne Woodward, Barbra Streisand, Julie Andrews, Shirley MacLaine in costumes from Barbarella, West Side Story, Pal Joey, The Miracle Worker, more. 8 dolls, 32 costumes.
To a few people, she was Grace Kelly of Philadelphia. To her movie fans, she was a cool, dignified and glamorous leading lady, and to countless others, she was the American girl who became a fairy-tale princess. Now, in this new paper doll collection, noted illustrator Tom Tierney recreates over 30 memorable outfits worn by the actress in major rolls and events in her life. Sixteen full-color plates include four dolls (three of Grace and one of Prince Rainier), while 32 skillfulkly rendered illustrations of costumes, gowns and outfits recall special events - from a dress worn in her professional stage debut in 1949, to a Dior outfit worn at a party in her honor in 1982. Her film fans will be pleased to find costumes from 11 film roles, including an appropriately prim dress she wore as Gary Cooper's Quaker bride in "High Noon" (1952); an elegant evening ensemble from "Rear Window" (1954); the sumptuous evening dress worn in "To Catch a Thief" (1955); and a graceful gown from "The Swan" (1956). Also included in this volume are the dress worn for the Academy Awards presentation at which she won her 1954 Oscar, and here royal wedding gown - made of 250 yards of antique heirloom lace. Two family groupings also feature delightful portraits of the royal children. Paper doll enthusiasts will want to add this unique volume to their collection, while Grace Kelly fans and movie buffs will treaure this colorful tribute to a talented actress and charming modern-day princess.
Movie star favorites with Hispanic roots! Each of the 16 glamorous ladies is wearing an outfit from one of her motion pictures and is accompanied by a second costume. Among the Latin lovelies are Rita Hayworth, Raquel Welch, Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Lopez, Carmen Miranda, Rita Moreno, Cameron Diaz, Rosie Perez, and Salma Hayek.