This is the last of my Christmas gift dolls whose photos I’ve shared. Recently David Puterbaugh mailed me the Oscar issue of Entertainment Weekly because he knew I’d be excited to read their tribute to designer Edith Head.
Of all the old movies I love, I’d have to say that Rear Window is the perfect conflux of talent: Alfred Hitchcock as a director, with a cast that includes Jimmy Stewart, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr, and the incomparable Grace Kelly. The movie has humor, romance, and suspense, and as if all that weren’t enough, Edith Head did the costumes–as she did for ten more Hitchcock films, and more than 400 other movies for the big screen and television, as well as for several TV series. What a phenomenal career that inspired the style of countless actresses including Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, and Natalie Wood.
You may recall that I once created my own homage to Edith Head’s fashion based on one of her sketches.
Prompt from FMS Photo A Day.