Edith Head Papers, 1934-1965

Summary Information

Title: Edith Head Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1934-1965

  • Head, Edith
Call Number: U.S. Mss 81AN

Quantity: 15.4 cubic feet (7 archives boxes and 21 flat boxes)

Wisconsin Historical Society Archives / Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
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Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Edith Head, a well known motion picture costume designer. Watercolor, pen and ink, and pencil sketches, many bearing notes on fabric and costs, comprise the majority of the collection. In addition to designs for All About Eve (20th Century-Fox, 1950), The Five Pennies (Paramount, 1959), Love With a Proper Stranger (Paramount, 1963), Pepe (Columbia, 1960), Sabrina (Paramount, 1954), and To Catch a Thief (Paramount, 1955), all of which received Academy awards or nominations for costuming, there are examples of her work for Artists and Models (Paramount, 1955), Breakfast at Tiffany's (Paramount, 1961), Come Blow Your Horn (Paramount, 1963), The Pleasure of His Company (Paramount, 1956), and Wives and Lovers (Paramount, 1963). Also included in the collection are some miscellaneous special designs, portions of her book The Dress Doctor (1959), and related correspondence, biographical clippings, and articles.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-us0081an
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