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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
August 8, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Deborah Nadoolman Landis, John Landis, Carl Reiner.

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

Directed by Carl Reiner.  

Costume designer Edith Head’s swan song came with this hilarious, comedy-noir from Carl Reiner, in which Steve Martin’s private detective interacts with some of classic Hollywood’s greatest stars through clips taken from earlier films.  The hilarious mash-up of classic and contemporary scenes called upon Head to re-create a world she had helped to invent, imagining and re-creating period costumes with aplomb. 

Aspen Film Society, Universal Pictures. Producer: David V. Picker, William E. McEuen. Screenwriter: Carl Reiner, George Gipe, Steve Martin. Cinematographer: Michael Chapman. Editor: Bud Molin. Costume Designer: Edith Head. Cast: Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Carl Reiner, George Gaynes, Frank McCarthy.

35mm, b/w, 89 min.

Watch the trailer below: 

Preceded by:

Home Savings: "Edith Head" — Commercial (c. 1979)

In this television commercial, costume designer Edith Head explains the philosophy and the secret that have sustained her career.

DigiBeta, color, 1 min.