The Google Doodle today commemorates legendary costume designer Edith Head, who is best known for dressing Hollywood stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, and Grace Kelly. The winner of eight Academy Awards, Edith Head would have been 116 today, which is why the Google Doodle celebrates her life. Her sketches, commemorative dolls, and other memorabilia featuring her designs are considered collectible and are often traded on eBay. Just do a search for "Edith Head", and over 250 results appear.
The highest priced item is an Edith Head sketch of Lucille Ball costume from 1964, with an asking price of $1,500. The seller has added Best Offer, so don't be shy, make an offer that's in your price range. Other interesting items include a 1937 sexy Betty Grable pinup girl in an Edith Head dress listed at $199.95, a 1st edition signed copy of Head's book, "The Dress Doctor"listed for $200, and a vintage 1950's Advance Paramount Studios vintage sewing pattern listed for $48.00.
As for sold listings, the highest priced Edith Head item sold on eBay in the last 30 days was an original signed giant 40 inch sketch for the movie "Funny Face" starring Audrey Hepburn. The drawing is on white paper and measures 40 x 36 inches. The sketch was sold from an owner in Beverly Hills, California on October 27, 1 day before Edith Head's birthday. Selling price was $510.
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