Carnaby street, London, 1967
Goldie Hawn’s bikini tribute to the Olympics
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:
Let’s take yet another peak at Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estate!
Designed by E. Stewart Williams in 1947 for Frank Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy Barbato. The residence includes the original sound and recording system installed by Valentino Electronics in Hollywood.
This is the home where Frank threw then-wife Ava Gardner’s possessions onto the driveway after she appeared at the house in an attempt to catch him with Lana Turner. You can still see the chip in the sink where Frank threw a bottle in a rage. - Via: 1 | 2