Edith Head: French and Art Instructor
In the fall of 1921, Edith Clair Spare (later Edith Head) was hired as a French teacher at the Hollywood School For Girls. In order to earn more money, Edith was teaching art at the school, having exaggerated her qualifications , a subject at which she was not adept. To compensate, she enrolled in evening art classes at the Otis Art Institute, and would mold her own lessons for the girls on what she had learned the previous week in class. She was reportedly earning only $1,500 a year and from every indication, it appears she only taught there for about a year.