Hilary Knight collection, with his stamp of ownership and signature on front pastedown. First Edition. Oversized quarto and over 250 black and white illustrations. ISBN: 0060151234. Alexander Walker had unlimited access to secret papers at MGM - where Crawford spent 18 years - and he used text and pictures to combine scholarship with insight into a unique woman. For the first time, he reveals the reason why showgirl Lucille was renamed Joan Crawford and secrets of her passionately conducted romance, while shedding new light on her private nature. 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.