Hilary Knight collection, with his stamp of ownership and signature on front pastedown. First Edition. Oversized oblong quarto and over 200 illustrations in full color. ISBN: 0810955431. Bestselling author and Hollywood historian Wallace unveils 25 enchanting buildings and homes from Hollywood's glorious Golden Age. Each restored to its original grandeur, the buildings are showcased in 200 sumptuous photographs, all specially commissioned for this book, as well as rare historic shots. 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.