Letters from Donors
Letter from American costume designer Edith Head
Correspondence from motion picture costume designer Edith Head on the donation of her papers to the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
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Watercolor, pen and ink, and pencil sketches, many bearing notes on fabric and costs, comprise the majority of the Edith Head Collection. In addition to designs for All About Eve (20th Century-Fox, 1950), The Five Pennies (Para., 1959), Love With a Proper Stranger (Para., 1963), Pepe (Col., 1960), Sabrina (Para., 1954), and To Catch a Thief (Para., 1955), all of which received Academy awards or nominations for costuming, there are examples of her work for Artists and Models (Para., 1955), Breakfast at Tiffany's (Para., 1961), Come Blow Your Horn (Para., 1963), The Pleasure of His Company (Para., 1956), and Wives and Lovers (Para., 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.