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Edith Head : The Life and Times of Hollywood's Celebrated Costume Designer by David Chierichetti

Edith Head is widely considered the most important figure in the history of Hollywood costume design. Her career spanned nearly half a century and included such classic films as Rear Window and Sunset Boulevard. Her private life and professional achievements have been the subject of speculation since she rose to the top in the late 1940s. Ms. Head was nominated 34 times for an Academy Award and won 8 times.