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EDITH HEAD. Costume design for Olivia de Havilland as Catherine Sloper in "The Heiress." Blue satin gown. Watercolor, ink, and pencil on paper. 254x190 mm; 10x7 1/2 inches, image. Signed in pencil, lower right. Matted and framed. 1949.
Head, the most prolific costume designer in Hollywood, earned her first of eight Academy Awards for The Heiress in 1950. She won for Best Costume Design in a Black and White Film and Olivia de Havilland won for Best Actress. The accurate depiction of de Havilland's face and the lifelike detail of her blue satin gown reflect Head's inimitable style and skill.