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Some Classic Crime Films That Edith Head Designed Costumes For

Edith Head (1897-1981) designed costumes for almost 300 films in her long and distinguished career, nabbing an amazing eight Academy Awards for Best Costume Design in the process. Her very last film, Steve Martin and Carl Reiner's Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, was in fact a tribute to many of the very films she herself had worked on back in the day, and when she passed away, shortly before its release, the film was dedicated to her memory. Among those 300 or so films were many classics of the crime and film noir genres, including:

List respectfully compiled by by Kevin Burton Smith. Image courtesy of mptvimages.com.


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