A costume continuity file for Grace Kelly and cast members of Rear Window

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A costume continuity file for Grace Kelly and cast members of Rear Window

US$ 1,000 - 2,000
£ 720 - 1,400
A costume continuity file for Grace Kelly and cast members of Rear Window
Paramount Pictures, 1954. Comprising five 4 x 5 in. wardrobe test photographs of Grace Kelly, with 2 pages of notes regarding her costumes; a 4 x 5 in. wardrobe photo of Thelma Ritter with 2 pages of notes; eight 4 x 5 in. photos of Georgine Darcy (Miss Torso) with 4 pages of notes; and thirty-two 4 x 5 in. photos of the remainder of the female cast, whose characters' names are written on the top right of each page including Miss Lonely Hearts, Miss Hearing Aid, Fire Escape Woman, and more. The notes for each costume detail color, fabric, corresponding jewelry and accessories, and more, and seem to be written by several different people, though "H. Coleman" is noted as the assistant at the top of each page. Costume designer Edith Head considered Grace Kelly the perfect clotheshorse. Slim and elegant, she looked good in everything. Nevertheless, Head did avoid bright colors and loud prints for Kelly. The designs she created for Kelly's role as fashion model Lisa Fremont in Rear Window follow the path of the character's transformation from conservative model to confident adventuress.
Photos: 4 x 5 in.
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