A Conversation with Edith Head

by admin on November 8, 2012

The New York Times calls it “Perfectly Accurate!”  For those of us who  missed meeting in person the legendary costume designer  Edith Head, it doesn’t get better than this.  Our best chance relies now on Susan Claassen’s  true to life performance  in her one woman show,  “A Conversation with Edith Head”.

Edith Head, or Ms. Head as people used to address her,  was Hollywood’s most acclaimed costume designer ranging in a span of over 40 years.  Her legend still holds ground, as she  holds the record of  awarded Oscar’s  for best costume design.

Edith’s talent, wit and temper are still remembered by many who had the pleasure of not just meeting her but actually collaborating with her.  It was not just her design abilities, but also her sense of branding that paved the way  for all  future costume designers.

You may want to listen to this podcast from NPR to learn more about the legendary Edith Head described by Susan Claassen.

The Gala opening the show will be held on  November 9th with a champagne toast hosted by the Costume Designers Guild  benefiting the Motion Picture & Television Fund.  At the event guests will be able to see on display the oil portrait of Edith, which usually hangs in the Country house of the motion Picture and Television Fund in Woodland Hills .

“A Conversation with Edith Head” a play written by Susan Claassen and Head’s biographer Paddy Calisto, opens November 8 through  December 1, 2012   The Carrie Hamilton Theater at the Pasadena Playhouse

Additional 2012 performances December 4-5 at Working Wardrobes, Costa Mesa, California.

Do you have any Edith Head stories to share?  We welcome comments, please enter them below.

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