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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

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