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THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)

You've seen the slinky clothes or maybe the ones that made Bob Hope and Bing Crosby cute in their Road . . . films.
Now you can read more about the designers
who worked with the actors to help--or
in some cases--hurt their performances!
Check over the list and let Maven know what you want at theoldmoviemaven@yahoo.com!

Panama Hats
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From Newt at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Panama Hats

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A Stone Martin Stole
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Stone Marten Furs

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The Infamous White Fox Fur Lady
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Katherine de Mille as Yvonne Roland with George Chandler as the Ship's Radio Operator

And here is an article from way back when that a fellow Charlie Chan fan wrote for Maven about furs in the movies . . . since we've had so much fun with the infamous "White Fox Fur" lady herself, Katherine de Mille, in Charlie Chan at the Olympics!

Fashion in Film: Furs - Part 1

Fashion in Film: Furs - Part 2

Katherine de Mille in a Non-White Fox Fur
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With Warner Oland as Charlie Chan

Edith Head, the Inspiration for Edith Mode
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EDITH HEAD . . .
 
Literally and figuratively the costume designer at the head of the class when it comes to making clothes for the movies.  Edith Head knew the directors and the stars and lived to tell about them!

Alfred Hitchcock, Grace Kelly and Anthony Daws
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In "Dial M for Murder" (1954)

Alfred Hitchcock and Edith Head

A great introduction to Edith Head is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZFQNyrtg80.
 
Another great piece, Elegance by Design:  The Edith Head Collection in Wisconsin, is at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/wmh/pdf/wmh_winter01_ducey.pdf

From the David O. Selznick Collection at the
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Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin

     The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin houses the David O. Selznick Collection.  It includes lots of information about makeup and costumes up to and including Gone with the Wind (1939):
http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/web/gwtw/.  A fascinating read about a fascinating man during a period many consider Hollwyood's golden era.
 
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ORRY-KELLY:

ORRY-KELLY: For Ingrid Bergman in "Casablanca" (1942)

 
COSTUMER: DESIGN GUILD:  2000 Hall of Fame
 
 

TRAVIS BANTON:

TRAVIS BANTON: For Marlene Dietrich in "Shanghai Express" (1932)

 
Travis Banton's Ten Steps to Create a Lombard Screen Costume:
 
From The Handbook of Texas Online:

EDITH HEAD:
 
 
An Edith Head Introduction:
 
Edith Head - The Paramount Years:
 
An Edith Head Slideshow:
 
Edith Head's Papers:
 
Fashion Authority and Aurther:
 
A Slideshow of photographs:
 
Edith Head Answers Your Questions:

Elegance by D E S I G N The Edith Head Collection in Wisconsin: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/wmh/pdf/wmh_winter01_ducey.pdf

STYLE OVER SUBSTANCE: Edith Head, the Costume Drama:

    One of Maven's mainstays about what went on in front of the cameras, behind the cameras and in the wardrobe departments is Edith Head's Hollywood; Edith Head & Paddy Calistro; E.P. Dutton, Inc.; 1983.
     This book covers Head's career from her uncredited work on Wings (1927) through some 520+ movies through Steve Martin's Real Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982).  Her entry at www.imdb.com is at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0372128/
     Head died before completed her autobiography with Calistro finishing it.
     It is well-worth getting as Head worked with designing for such directors as Alfred Hitchcock and for actors like Bing Crosby and Bob Hope (their Road pictures) to actresses like Carol Lombard, Marlene Dietrich and Mae West. She even covers other designers like Travis Banton.
     Edith Head's Hollywood is a must have for anyone serious about the movies, their background and just plain old Hollywood History!

Edith Head and Fashios in the Movies