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The Woman with most Oscars and the Master of Suspense

No, I’m not talking about Meryl Streep. And no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump. First, there is the legendary Hollywood costume designer Edith Head who to this day, with her 8 prestigious golden statues, carries the title of the woman with most Oscars won – and then there is the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, a man with a killer instinct for chaining the audiences to their theatre seats. 419 more words


Columbo: "Requiem for a Falling Star"

The second season of Columbo brought several memorable episodes and murderers into our homes. Most notable perhaps is Leonard Nimoy’s stint as the supremely arrogant Dr. 1,167 more words

Classic TV

VERTIGO (1958): "I need you to be Madeleine for awhile."

VERTIGO – 1958 – Paramount Pictures – ★★★★★

Color – 128 minutes – 1.85:1 aspect ratio

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Principal cast:  Kim Novak (Judy Barton/Madeleine Elster),  1,952 more words

Alfred Hitchcock

Edith Head: Designer to the Stars

Today’s post was written by Laney Stevenson, Archives Technician at the National Archives at College Park.

Although fashion may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of government records and the holdings of the National Archives, fashion and dress has, and continues to be, a significant aspect of life for many women (and men!) across generations and around the world. 1,335 more words

Archives II

Dressing the stars

On a Friday of soaring temperatures, four crazy intrepid friends sallied forth up the freeway to the Bendigo Art Gallery to visit the Edith Head… 299 more words

Costume and character

The Bendigo Art Gallery has built a reputation for staging wonderful textile exhibitions. The Costume Designer: Edith Head and Hollywood is on until 21 January. I visited on a very hot day, but this was not too bad as both the train and gallery are air-conditioned. 612 more words