Hilary Knight collection, with his stamp of ownership and signature on front pastedown. First US Edition. Oversized quarto and profuse illustrations in black and white. ISBN: 0316918466. Walker, film critic for the London Standard, documents the embattled career of the star whose icy willpower and determination through struggles with studios, for women's rights, and against cancer made her not so much an immortal star as an indestructible one. 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.