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The Resource Irene, a designer from the golden age of Hollywood : the MGM years 1942-1949, Frank Billecci & Lauranne B. Fisher

Irene, a designer from the golden age of Hollywood : the MGM years 1942-1949, Frank Billecci & Lauranne B. Fisher

Label
Irene, a designer from the golden age of Hollywood : the MGM years 1942-1949
Title
Irene, a designer from the golden age of Hollywood
Title remainder
the MGM years 1942-1949
Statement of responsibility
Frank Billecci & Lauranne B. Fisher
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hollywood's Golden Age was graced with thousands of breathtaking looks by a designer who was known simply as Irene. Based on unprecedented access to the records and remembrances of Irene's personal artist, Virginia Fisher, this insider's look tells the story of Irene's years at MGM studios. Marvellously illustrated with over 150 original sketches and photography from the time period, Irene's exhilarating story, filled with memories that have a cloying edge and are, at times, chilling, comes to life in this thoroughly researched resource on her career and legacy. From her early years as a designer with a successful dress shop catering to Hollywood clientele to her ascendancy at MGM studios to the beginning of her own label, Irene, Inc., this book captures Irene's struggles and triumphs surrounding her time at MGM. Complete with a filmography of Irene's designs and full of insightful cameos by stars like Judy Garland, Lana Turner, and others, this is the book for film and costume historians, fashion designers, and fans of Hollywood's Golden Age
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Billecci, Frank
Dewey number
746.92092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TT505.I74
LC item number
B55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fisher, Lauranne B
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irene
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Fashion designers
  • Fashion designers
  • Costume designers
  • Costume designers
Label
Irene, a designer from the golden age of Hollywood : the MGM years 1942-1949, Frank Billecci & Lauranne B. Fisher
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223118452367
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-142), filmogrpahy (pages 129-136) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword : A letter from Virginia Fisher, Christmas, 2011 -- Irene's early years in Hollywood -- Irene begins designing at MGM -- Marion Herwood joins Irene's expanding staff -- Virginia Fisher becomes Irene's personal artist -- Esther Williams and Lucille Ball take center stage -- Hectic days at MGM -- Irene, Inc. materializes with help from backers -- MGM signs Irene to a second contract -- Irene creates a staff for Irene, Inc. -- Irene's final days at MGM
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780764345555
Lccn
2013957531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 844461549
  • (OCoLC)844461549
Label
Irene, a designer from the golden age of Hollywood : the MGM years 1942-1949, Frank Billecci & Lauranne B. Fisher
Publication
Bar code
31223118452367
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-142), filmogrpahy (pages 129-136) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword : A letter from Virginia Fisher, Christmas, 2011 -- Irene's early years in Hollywood -- Irene begins designing at MGM -- Marion Herwood joins Irene's expanding staff -- Virginia Fisher becomes Irene's personal artist -- Esther Williams and Lucille Ball take center stage -- Hectic days at MGM -- Irene, Inc. materializes with help from backers -- MGM signs Irene to a second contract -- Irene creates a staff for Irene, Inc. -- Irene's final days at MGM
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780764345555
Lccn
2013957531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 844461549
  • (OCoLC)844461549

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