Hilary Knight collection. Second Edition. Oversized folio and 420 illustrations, 110 in color. ISBN: 0810980703. Ranging from the very first sounds of music on film in the late 1920s to the driving contemporary musical beat of today, the book examines, in perceptive and loving detail, the American film genre that has been admired and enjoyed in every country of the world. 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.