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Little Me: Memoirs of Belle Poitrine

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Hilary Knight collection, as confirmed by stamp on front pastedown. First Edition. Oversized quarto and 150 illustrations in black and white. This risqué, archly camp faux-autobiography from the creator of Auntie Mame skewers celebrity and golden-age Hollywood alike. Later developed into a play written by Neil Simon and choreographed by Bob Fosse. Tight binding.

Sometime in the early ’50s, Hilary Knight’s drawings of naughty little girls for Mademoiselle magazine led to a meeting with author Kay Thompson (then a top nightclub performer)--and, of course, to the perpetually adored Eloise, the precocious Plaza dweller who in many ways is Knight’s alter ego. “Eloise will be celebrating her 60th birthday in 2015--not bad for a six-year-old,” says Knight. We’re honored to offer these personal pieces from Knight, who remains as stylish, outspoken, and original as the legendary little girl he brought to life.

Product Information

Year:
1961
Publisher:
E.P. Dutton, New York
Made of:
cloth-bound hardcover with dust jacket
Author:
Patrick Dennis, Cris Alexander
Page count:
272
Dimensions:
7.25"L x 1.5"D x 10.25"H
Damages:
light soiling and edge wear on cover sunning evident on spine of cover light foxing on head