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The Night of The Iguana, 1st Ed.

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Hilary Knight collection. Inscribed by costar Margaret Leighton, "To Emile, Best Wishes, Margaret Leighton" on page five. First Edition. Oversized quarto and profuse illustrations in black-and-white. Souvenir program from the original Broadway run of the Tony-winning play, featuring short biographies of the original cast (Bette Davis, Margaret Leighton, Alan Webb, Patrick O'Neal, et al.) and creative team, a short essay about the production by Tennessee Williams, and photographs from the performance.

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

Newcastle Publications, New York
Made of:
paper-bound softcover
Tennessee Williams
Page count:
9"L x 0.25"D x 12"H
moderate edge wear, especially near staples