WorldCat Identities

Head, Edith

Works: 316 works in 612 publications in 2 languages and 38,903 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Horror films  Film noir  Romantic comedy films  Biography  Gangster films 
Roles: Costume designer, Author, Performer, wpr, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Edith Head
The birds by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

15 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in English and held by 2,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melanie Daniels is a beautiful blonde who arrives in Bodega Bay in pursuit of the handsome and eligible Mitch Brenner. But love is not the only thing in the air when thousands of birds descend upon the town, attacking and terrorizing its residents. Soon Melanie and Mitch are fighting for their lives against a deadly, unexplainable force in this spine-tingling portrait of nature at its most powerful and ruthless
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

17 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in English and German and held by 2,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries, becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbors while confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg. When he suspects that a salesman may have murdered his nagging, invalid wife, Jeffries enlists the help of his stunning socialite girlfriend to investigate the suspicious chain of events
Roman holiday by William Wyler( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 1,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A princess rebels against her royal obligations and explores Rome on her own. She meets an American newspaperman who, seeking an exclusive story, pretends ignorance of her identity. But his plan falters as they fall in love
Sunset Blvd. by Billy Wilder( Visual )

18 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursued by creditors, Joe swerves into a driveway of a seemingly abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion. He finds Norma, an ex-screen queen dreaming of a dramatic comeback and her husband/servant living there. She takes a fancy to Joe and, learning that he is a scriptwriter, persuades him to help her with her comeback screenplay. Being broke he accepts. He falls in love with young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance. Thinking she is mad, he tries to leave, but Norma kills him. scene which she believes is the highlight of her comeback movie
Sabrina by Billy Wilder( Visual )

16 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic comedy. After attending a cooking school in Paris, a chauffeur's daughter returns to her father's garage apartment on a Long Island estate and charms an austere businessman and his young playboy brother, the sons of her father's wealthy employer
Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )

5 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-pounding Academy Award-nominated masterpiece"--Container
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sundance Kid is the frontier's fastest gun. His partner, Butch Cassidy is always dreaming up new ways to get rich fast. If only they could blow open a baggage car without also blowing up the money-filled safe inside. So Butch and Sundance pack their guns, put on new duds, and, with Sundance's girlfriend, head down to Bolivia
Sullivan's travels by Preston Sturges( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful Hollywood director disguises himself as a bum and sets off to see America from the bottom up. In the midst of the brutality and despair, he makes a valuable discovery--that what the downtrodden need most is laughter
Edith Head : the life and times of Hollywood's celebrated designer by David Chierichetti( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of one of Hollywood's most controversial costume designers describes her early work as a sketch artist in 1923, four decades as Paramount's top designer, numerous Oscar nominations and awards, and complex personal life
The sting by George Roy Hill( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1930s Chicago, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker
Barefoot in the park by Gene Saks( Visual )

7 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy about a young newlywed couple in New York and the difficulties that they encounter in adjusting to marriage and life together in a fifth-floor walk-up apartment
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Blake Edwards( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic comedy about an eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire and her next-door neighbor, a writer who is sponsored--and stifled--by a wealthy woman
William Wyler's The heiress by William Wyler( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olivia De Havilland plays wealthy spinster Catherine Sloper, the only heir to her stern father's (Sir Ralph Richardson) vast estate. When a dashing fortune hunter named Morris Townsend (Montgomery Clift) wants her to elope, her father threatens her with disinheritance. On the eve of their marriage Townsend deserts her. Seven years later Morris returns, and a bitter, wiser Catherine plots her revenge
Going my way by Leo McCarey( Visual )

2 editions published between 1944 and 2007 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father O'Malley is the new priest at the Church of St. Dominic in a working-class New York City neighborhood. He fails to make a good first impression with crusty old Father Fitzgibbon, who doesn't approve of O'Malley's golf playing, baseball game attending, or fishing. But O'Malley starts spiffing up the church and its neighborhood: dealing with the church mortgage, which is in arrears, and straightening out the street gangs by getting the boys to help him start a choir. Romantic matches are made; neighborhood busybodies are appeased. Many songs are joyfully sung, and O'Malley even arranges a big surprise for Fitzgibbon, who's homesick for Ireland
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Francisco police detective Scottie Ferguson is forced to retire when a freak accident gives him a severe fear of heights. When a rich shipbuilder hires Scottie to follow his wife, who may be suicidal, Scottie finds himself falling in love with her. Eventually Ferguson becomes obsessed with the chance to re-create her in another woman
Alfred Hitchcock's The trouble with Harry by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

5 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy about four residents of a Vermont village, each of whom thinks he is responsible for the death of a man whose corpse is discovered on a hillside. While no one really minds that Harry is dead, everyone has a different idea about what sould be done with his body in this quirky mystery starring Shirley MacLaine and John Forsythe
Going my way ; Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going my way: Father Charles O'Mailey, a young priest at a financially failing Church in a tough neighborhood, gains support and inspires his superior
Alfred Hitchcock's Topaz by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American CIA agent hires a French operative to travel to Cuba and investigate rumors of Russian missiles and Topaz, a NATO spy. The inquiry soon spins into a life-threatening escapade of espionage, betrayal and murder
Houseboat by Melville Shavelson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows Cary Grant as a government attorney, living in a houseboat, widowed and left with three unruly kids. He hires Sophia Loren and ends up falling in love with her
The uninvited by Charles Guard( Visual )

6 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna and Alex's mother dies a mysterious death. Later, Anna returns home to her sister and best friend, Alex, after a stay in a mental hospital. Her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her aloof father and the presence of a ghost in their home. The sisters are confronted with terrifying nightmares, ghostly visions, and deadly consequences when they begin to investigate their father's cruel new fiancee
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The birdsAlfred Hitchcock's Rear WindowVertigoAlfred Hitchcock's Topaz
Alternative Names
Edit Headová

Edit Hed

Edith Head Amerikaans kostuumontwerpster (1897-1981)

Edith Head amerykańska kostiumograf

Edith Head costumista statunitense

Edith Head US-amerikanische Kostüm-Entwerferin

Edith Headová

Ihnen, Edith Head

Ihnen, Edith Head 1897-1981

Posener, Edith Claire

Posener, Edith Claire 1897-1981

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English (201)

German (1)

Alfred Hitchcock's Rear WindowSullivan's travelsEdith Head : the life and times of Hollywood's celebrated designerThe stingBarefoot in the parkBreakfast at Tiffany'sVertigoAlfred Hitchcock's The trouble with HarryAlfred Hitchcock's Topaz