All of a sudden there are a great many things celebrating my style hero, Edith Head. In case anyone wondered what I wanted for Christmas, there's now an enormous new book out by Joy Jorgensen entitled "Edith Head: The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume Designer." Complete with 350 high-quality photos, it's finally the type of tome on Edith Head I have always longed to see. Then there's the reissue of a book I already own, Paddy Calistro's "Edith Head's Hollywood." It's a thoroughly entertaining and amusing read since it's primarily in Head's own words and she often stretches the truth to fit her memory when recapping the history of Hollywood. And finally, borrowing dialogue from that very book, there's Susan Claassman's one woman show, "A Conversation with Edith Head" where the petite Claassman looks and sounds eerily like the great designer herself.
Be sure to check out the recent article in the Los Angeles Times to read a bit more about each of these projects. You can also buy the books mentioned through the GlamAmor Bookstore here on the site.