Joan Crawford as a parachuting witch on the cover of "Mid-Week Pictorial." (Oct. 1927)
The original caption reads…
A Modern Witch of Hallowe’en: She Uses a Parachute to Make a Forced Descent After Losing Her Grip on the Broom Which Witches Ride Through the Air.
For the Witch of 1927 Is the Resourceful Joan Crawford, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Movie Star, and She Knows Her Parachutes.
I never really thought of myself as a sex goddess; I felt I was more a comedian who could dance.
Happy Birthday Rita Hayworth!
All the dresses in Edith Head’s Google doodle.
1. Strapless tulle dress worn by Elizabeth Taylor in A Place in the Sun (1951) by George Stevens.
2. Red sequin dress with white fur trims worn by Rosemary Clooney in White Christmas (1954) by Michael Curtiz.
3. Yellow dress and coat worn by Natalie Wood in Sex and the Single Girl (1964) by Richard Quine.
4. Blue chiffon dress worn by Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief (1955) by Alfred Hitchcock.
5. Green outfit worn by Tippi Hedren in The Birds (1963) by Alfred Hitchcock.
6. Red dress worn by Jo Van Fleet in Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) by John Sturges.
Beautiful Google doodle on Edith Head’s 116th birthday.
October 28, 1897: Edith Head is born.
Over her fifty-four-year career, Edith Head earned eight Academy Awards (from a total of thirty-five nominations), the most of any woman in film history. Born Edith Claire Posener in San Bernardino, Head began her prolific career as a costume designer at Paramount Studios toward the end of the silent film era and at the start of the “golden age” of Hollywood - an age which she shaped through her designs - in 1923. In 1938, she became the first woman to head a design department at a major film studio when she became the chief designer at Paramount, a position which she held until her move to Universal Pictures in 1967. The eight films which she received Academy Awards for Best Costume Design were: The Heiress (1950), Samson and Delilah (1951), All About Eve (1951), A Place in the Sun (1952), Roman Holiday (1954), Sabrina (1955), The Facts of Life (1961), and The Sting (1974). She passed away in 1981 - four years after receiving her last Academy Award nomination.
Today’s Google Doodle:
Whenever I read “Asa Butterfield,” I can’t help but remember the Angle-Side-Angle Theorem from Geometry.