Fri, Dec 5, 2014 01:00PM EST - Sun, Dec 7, 2014 01:00PM EST
A dark blonde wig custom made for Elizabeth Taylor in Little Women (MGM, 1949). The wig is made of human hair and hand tied one strand of hair at a time to a lace mesh with silk bands in the interior to give the appearance of a scalp. Studio wigs at the time were custom made and fitted to measure by the star's head and hairline. An MGM label reads "598" with a corresponding MGM wig stock record card typed "598 Elizabeth Taylor Dk. Blonde 12" Prod. #1430." Sydney Guilaroff was the hairstyles designer on this film. The wig was acquired from MGM upon the closure of its hair and wig department. Accompanied by a canvas wig block, an original Max Factor box labeled "598 Dk. Blonde 12" E. Taylor" and a copy of the film.