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Adrian & Edith's Head to Toe

Hollywood Boulevard is full of some great shops and perhaps you've stopped into Adrian & Edith's Head to Toe once to have your pair of Mickey ears personalized but perhaps you've also wondered why the store is called Adrian and Edith's Head to Toe?  The name is so peculiar that you must have thought it was a reference to something and you'd be right. Imagineers used the name of the building to make another classic Hollywood reference.

The name of the shop is a reference to two of Hollywood's most famous designers, Adrian Greenberg and Edith Head. Adrian is best known for the costumes that were designed for the Wizard of Oz and Adrian is responsible for the design of the famous ruby slippers that Dorothy wore. Adrian worked on over 250 films and worked in the 1930's for MGM, which makes an obvious reason why in part he was chosen to have a store named after him in a park that was co-branded with MGM. Not to be outdone, Edith is known for her work on the Ten Commandments as well as The Sting. Edith was nominated for 34 Oscars over the course of her career. Edith's work was so famous that there is speculation that she was the inspiration for the character of Edna Mode in The Incredibles film.

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Ever seen something in Hollywood Studios and wondered why it was placed there by Disney's Imagineers? Matt Hochberg leads you on a regular look at the hidden details in Hollywood Studios and explains why it's there.


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