Wonderful book! The author captures a seldom seen side of the Hollywood life we grew up watching. Exciting to hear the behind the scenes stories that we would never hear about normally. -Amazon Review
If you’ve ever wondered what life is like backstage with the stars or how you get on a broadway stage and what really happens when you get there? – This is a lovely read of sweet stories and fun snapshots of how life can tumble and turn unexpectedly and yet delightfully. –Amazon Review
Stars in Their Underwear:
My unpredictable journey from Broadway dancer to
costume designer for some of Hollywood’s biggest stars
Who wouldn’t want to read about celebrities behind the facade, in their dressing rooms, in the wings? What are they really like?
In STARS IN THEIR UNDERWEAR Diana Eden, dancer, actress, and costume designer, pulls back the curtain on stage and screen personalities such as Carol Burnett, Debra Messing, George Clooney, Betty White, Dixie Carter, Thomas Haden Church, Kaley Cuoco, and many more. She shares her experiences from the heart of numerous history-making events: the Inauguration of President Lyndon Johnson, the Diana Ross concert in Central Park, the MGM Fire of 1980, and appearances in two iconic films The Producers and Valley of the Dolls.
An assistant to famed designer Bob Mackie, Eden launched her own costume career designing TV series and films for stars Kaley Cuoco, Alyson Hannigan, Shelley Long, Melissa Gilbert, Tony Danza, and Lea Thompson.
As a special bonus for soap opera fans, there are chapters with behind-the-scenes stories and photos from Santa Barbara and Passions.
“If the actor turns to me and says “I didn’t really find the character until I put on this costume”, you will find me beaming from ear to ear.” -Diana Eden
About the Author
Diana Eden is a dancer, actress, and three-time Emmy-nominated costume designer for such classic TV shows as The Facts of Life, Santa Barbara, and A League of Their Own, to name just a few. This remarkable multi-faceted woman also created costumes for such legends as Betty White, Dixie Carter, George Clooney, Anjelica Huston, and Cloris Leachman, as well as younger stars Kaley Cuoco and Alyson Hannigan.
Her memoir, recounts the full story of her life starting with her early career as a promising ballerina, and moving through her appearances as dancer/actress in three major Broadway shows in the glorious ’60s, her personal struggles in the free-spirited ‘70s to her apprenticeship in the ’80s with designer Bob Mackie which led to her own 30 year career in costume design. She shares with us her depths of insecurity but also the euphoria of being witness to some of the 20th century’s most iconic moments…a Presidential Inauguration Gala, the filming of the original movie The Producers, the Diana Ross Concert In Central Park, the show Jubilee and the fatal MGM fire of 1980.
Along the way, there are appearances by the likes of Tony Danza, Debra Messing, Ann-Margret, Carol Burnett, and any more.
Eden’s wit and a keen sense of observation from the backstage point of view, whether on Broadway or just off-camera in TV and films provides the readers with an up-close vision of how a shy girl from bomb-torn England can end up interacting with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
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