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A Conversation with Edith Head - Arts TheatrePreview by Lizzie Guilfoyleproduct SUSAN Claassen stars as the legendary Hollywood designer in A Conversation With Edith Head, which runs from Tuesday, July 29 to Saturday, August 30, 2008, at the Arts Club at the Arts Theatre.Based on Edith Head and Paddy Calistro’s book Edith Head’s Hollywood, A Conversation With Edith Head is described as a glorious behind-the-scenes feast of great movie legends and delicious stories – stories gleaned from Head’s six decades of costume design.During that time, she worked on 1,131 motion pictures, dressed the greatest stars of Hollywood, received 35 Academy Award nominations and won an unprecedented eight Oscars.Head was, in fact, a Hollywood costume designer for more than 60 years. Of those, 44 were spent at Paramount Studios, where she worked with the most famous actors of the time – from Mae West and Clara Bow to Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Bette Davis. When Paramount failed to renew her contra…