Hilary Knight collection, with his stamp of ownership and signature on front pastedown. First Edition, 839 of a limited edition of 1,000. Oversized quarto and profuse illustrations in black and white. One of the best and most accurate books of its kind ever published. Contains story synopses, credits and cast for each film, over 250 illustrations, candid reviews, advertising posters, and sheet music covers. Highly praised. 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.