Hilary Knight collection. First Edition. Oversized quarto and pervasive illustrations in black and white. Souvenir program from early in the original Broadway run of the seminal anti-establishment musical. Features posed and candid, onstage photos with lyrics superimposed, along with short biographies of the original cast and creative principals. 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.