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Broadway & Hollywood: Costumes Designed by Irene Sharaff

Sharaff, Irene

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ISBN 10: 0442275277 / ISBN 13: 9780442275273
Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold Co, New York, 1976
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine copy in fine fine dust jacket. No remainder marks, no previous owner markings, no bookplates. Dust jacket has no chips or tears and is not price-clipped. Nice copy for a fussy collector. Bookseller Inventory # 107672

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Title: Broadway & Hollywood: Costumes Designed by ...

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co, New York

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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This remarkable account of Irene Sharaff's star-studded career leads readers backstage and into the dressing rooms of a dazzling array of such stage and screen notables as Gypsy Rose Lee, Judy Garland, Yul Brynner, Elizabeth Taylor, Rex Harrison, Gertrude Lawrence, Gene Kelly, Barbra Stresisand, and many others.

Presented here are Miss Sharaff's personal and professional notes on her apprenticeship to Aline Bernstein and first steps for Broadway in the thirties and Hollywood in 1942, and on the training of eye, mind, and hand in the metier of costume designing -- from drawing board to choosing materials, from fittings to the final results. Especially interesting are her comments on the contrast between designing for the stage and for films, particularly in the handlding of color for the two different mediums, and on the relationship of designing for entertainment and for the world of fashion.

Full-color and black-and-white illustrations include reproductions of Miss Sharaff's working sketches, costumes, test stills, and photographs taken on the set and on location. Miss Sharaff's working sketches, professional notes, and keen observations will fascinate not only designers, but also every show-business buff -- from Broadway to Hollywood!

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