Mark Bridges, 2011 Academy Award winning Costume Designer for “The Artist” paid homage to one of his inspirations, Edith Head (as portrayed by Susan Claassen,) after attending A CONVERSATION WITH EDITH HEAD at The Pasadena Playhouse. In her six decades of costume design, Edith Head worked on over eleven hundred films; dressed the greatest stars of Hollywood; received 35 Academy Award® nominations, and won an unprecedented eight Oscars®. One down seven more to go for Bridges.
Long-time friends of Edith Head, Academy Award winning Mike and Marion Westmore (of the legendary House of Westmore) and McKenzie Westmore (host of “Face Off”) all attended a performance as well. Marion was a model for Edith when Mike’s office was next door at Universal. Mike saw Marion modeling a wedding gown and fell in love and they have been married ever since.
Center Theatre Group’s founding Artistic Director, Gordon Davidson, also attended a performance saying it was a “Perfectly charming evening in the presence of Edith Head as brought to life by the talented Susan Claassen.” A CONVERSATION WITH EDITH HEAD runs Thursdays through Sundays at the Pasadena Playhouse’s Carrie Hamilton Theatre through December 1, and then will be performing at Working Wardrobes in Costa Mesa December 4 and 5. For more information and tickets please visit: http://www.edithhead.biz/
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