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Bolaji Badejo who played the alien creature in the film Alien, England, 1978. Photographed by Eve Arnold.

Bolaji Badejo who played the alien creature in the film Alien, England, 1978. Photographed by Eve Arnold.

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How great is Edith Head? She was nominated for 35 academy awards and won eight of them — more wins than any other costume designer. That’s also the most academy awards won by a woman, in any category.

"While other designers were busy starring their clothes in a film, Edith was making clothes to suit a character; for her, the character always came first," Bette Davis wrote. During her career, she designed for some of the biggest stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age –– Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Wood, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball and Audrey Hepburn.

Edith was a UC Berkeley alum who studied French and began her career working as a language teacher. She began taking drawing classes at night and in 1924, she was hired by Paramount as a costume sketch artist ––despite lacking experience in design–– and worked her way up.

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George Washington (2000)

Directed by: David Gordon Green
Cinematography: Tim Orr
Cameras: Arriflex Cameras, 2.35 Research Lenses, Moviecam SuperAmerica, 2.35 Research Lenses
Format: 35mm (Fuji Eterna & Vivid)
Mode: anamorphic
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

Happy Birthday Marilyn Monroe

(June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962)

“She will go on eternally.”- Jackie Kennedy Onassis

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Happy Birthday, Lea Thompson!

Happy Birthday, Lea Thompson!

Wardrobe test of Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalski for A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951.

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Just screened first 8 mins of Awesome Asian Bad Guys at the swanky UTA screening room! (at UTA)

Just screened first 8 mins of Awesome Asian Bad Guys at the swanky UTA screening room! (at UTA)