Women I’ve Undressed: The Fabulous Life And Times Of A Legendary Hollywood Designer By Orr – Kelly (Slightly Damaged Dustjacket)

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Orry-Kelly created magic on screen, from Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon to Some Like It Hot. He won three Oscars for costume design. He dressed all the biggest stars, from Bette Davis to Marilyn Monroe. Yet few know who Orry-Kelly really was – until now. Discovered in a pillowcase, Orry-Kelly’s long-lost memoirs reveal a wildly talented and cheeky rascal who lived a big life, on and off the set. From his childhood in Kiama to revelling in Sydney’s underworld nightlife as a naïve young artist and chasing his dreams of acting in New York, his early life is a wild and exciting ride. Sharing digs in New York with another aspiring actor, Cary Grant, and partying hard in between auditions, he ekes out a living painting murals for speakeasies before graduating to designing stage sets and costumes

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A very small tear to dustjacket at top of spine area and some markings to the top part of the front of dustjacket. Price had been reduced. When he finally arrives in Hollywood, it’s clear his adventures have only just begun. Fearless, funny and outspoken, Orry-Kelly lived life to the full. In Women I’ve Undressed, he shares a wickedly delicious slice of it. Hardcover. Brand new, but light rubbing to the corners of the dustcover, sustained during delivery. Published by Allen & Unwin February 2016

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Weight 1.585 kg