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Edith Head Marilyn Maxwell Costume Sketch
Edith Head Bette Davis Costume Design SketchEdith Head Hedy Lamarr Costume Design Sketch
Culver City, CA, United States
DoneSun, Apr 4, 2004 2:00 PM UTC

Legendary Ladies of Hollywood

Legendary Ladies of Hollywood
Featuring
Personal Collections of:
Edith Head, Lorna Luft (Judy Garland) &
Phyllis Diller

500+ lots sold without reserve!

March 26th - April 4th
Ebay Live

Edith Head & June Van Dyke
Collection

March 2004

Arguably the most famous costume designer in Hollywood history, Edith Head was also one of the most prolific, having costumed for more than 500 films. She employed her formidable talent and versatility designing everything from westerns to monster movies, intimate romances to Biblical spectacles. By 1976, Head had received a remarkable eight Academy Awards and a total of thirty-three Academy Award nominations.

During her prolific career Edith Head frequently averaged 35 film projects a year. She designed for such greats as Alfred Hitchcock, Bing Crosby, Jerry Lewis, Gary Cooper, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Barbara Stanwyck, and Audrey Hepburn. She made fashion history with the sarong she created for Dorothy Lamour in "The Jungle Princess" and the shoulder-tied boatneck for Audrey Hepburn in "Sabrina."

In 1938, she became Head Designer at Paramount until 1967. After leaving Paramount she worked at Universal and also designed for various films for MGM, Warners, Columbia, and Fox. While at Paramount Edith mentored and relied heavily on June Van Dyke as a producer of her fashion shows.

In this rare and one of a kind collection you will find costumes from many of the great films that Edith Head designed for Hollywood's greatest stars of the Golden Era. This offering will consist of more than 200 costumes and accessories from their personal collection. Please check back with us in the months to come for a complete listing and details of this amazing sale.


The Phyllis Diller Collection
(The First Woman of Comedy)

March 2004

As a pioneer of comic history, Phyllis has headlined in virtually every major supper club in the U.S. and scores around the world, as a professional comedian. She writes her own rapid-fire comedy routines. Phyllis recently celebrated 35 years in show business, though she was 37 when she began her career

She has appeared in 16 movies, scores of television specials and shows, recorded 5 major comedy albums, written four best-selling books and found time to help thousands throughout the world. Comedienne, film, television and stage actress, author, recording artist, spokesperson, gourmet cook, entrepreneur, concert pianist, philanthropist, humanitarian and unquestionably, one of the most beloved people in show business, Phyllis Diller is a woman loved and admired by millions.

Please join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity to obtain part of comic and television history. In this collection we will offer many of the costumes, props and awards that was a part of Phyllis' amazing career. Please check back with us in the months to come for a complete listing and details of this historic sale.

The Judy Garland Story:

This collection of over 40 costumes from Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows are all from the personal collection of Lorna Luft, Judy’s daughter. Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows won an unprecedented five Emmy awards. This intimate portrait of one of Hollywood’s biggest legends follows Garland from her earliest performances as “Baby” Gumm through her career all the way to Carnegie Hall.

In addition to winning five Emmy awards this television mini-series won an additional nine major awards from the Screen Actors Guild, the American Film Institute, the Television Critics Association, and the Golden Globes. The series was nominated for an additional eighteen awards. Each of the costumes in this collection was recreated with precise detail by Emmy award winning costume designer Dona Granata to exactly match those worn by Judy Garland during her life and career. The adult costumes in this collection were worn by Judy Davis who won six major awards including an Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, and Golden Globe award for her portrayal of Judy Garland, making it the most winning performance in television history.

This collection presents the unique opportunity to own a piece of this critically acclaimed miniseries celebrating the life of Judy Garland, one of the most beloved stars in Hollywood history.