Ex­hi­bi­tions

Where Melbourne - - Contents - BY JENNY BURNS

Bendigo Art Gallery is stag­ing “The Cos­tume De­signer: Edith Head and Hol­ly­wood”. The ex­hi­bi­tion hon­ours the life and work of mul­ti­ple Academy Award-win­ning cos­tume de­signer Edith Head, con­sid­ered the most sig­nif­i­cant cos­tume de­signer in the his­tory of cin­ema. It brings to­gether more than 70 of her cos­tumes, from the 1930s to the 1960s, gleaned from the archives of Para­mount, the Col­lec­tion of Mo­tion Pic­ture Cos­tume De­sign and other pri­vate col­lec­tions. The ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures gar­ments worn by such names as Shirley Tem­ple, Glo­ria Swan­son, Veron­ica Lake, Olivia De Hav­il­land, Jane Russell, Au­drey Hep­burn, Fred As­taire and Yul Bryn­ner. Films high­lighted in the ex­hi­bi­tion in­clude “The Ten Com­mand­ments”, “Sam­son and Delilah”, “The Em­peror Waltz”, “Sun­set Boule­vard”, “Ver­tigo”, “I Walk Alone” and “The Heiress”. High­lights in­clude the three-piece evening gown worn by Bar­bara Stan­wyck in the 1941 film “The Lady Eve”, a day dress, coat and shoes worn by Shel­ley Win­ters in the 1951 film “A Place in the Sun”, a two-piece per­for­mance suit worn by Bob Hope in the 1953 film “Here Come the Girls” and Shirley Tem­ple’s bright red cos­tume worn in the 1934 film “Lit­tle Miss Marker”.

On­go­ing, daily 10am–5pm, Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View Street, Bendigo. 5434 6088. www.bendigoart­gallery.com.au

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