Edith Head ….. 116th birthday!!

If you know anything about old movies, this woman was a focal part of most of them. This is a great little piece, funny, and also invites one to learn more about here. I know when I watch older films, especially with nice costumes, I am always looking for Edith Head for Costume Designer.

It Is What It Is




She was born Edith Claire Posener in San Bernadino, California, the daughter of Jewish parents, Max Posener and Anna E. Levy. Her father, Max Posener, was a naturalized American citizen from Prussia, who came to the United States in 1876. Her mother was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of an Austrian father and a Bavarian mother.

It is not known where Max and Anna met, or if they ever married. Just before Edith’s birth, Max Posener opened a small haberdashery in San Bernardino which failed within a year. In 1905 Anna married mining engineer Frank Spare, from Pennsylvania. The family moved frequently as Spare’s jobs moved, and the only place whose name Head could later recall from her early years was Searchlight, Nevada. Frank and Anna Spare passed Edith off as…

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