Hilary Knight collection. First Edition. Oversized folio and 346 duotone photographs. ISBN: 0810911906. A Ziegfeld girl, a contract player at MGM, the wife of a movie super-agent, and one of Hollywood's most celebrated hostesses, Jean Howard provides a uniquely intimate look at the Hollywood she knew during the 1930s, '40s, '50s, and into the '60s. 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.