Hilary Knight collection, with his signature on front pastedown. First US Edition. Oversized square quarto, unpaginated and 103 black and white photographs. ISBN: 0316773077. In his films, Garcy Cooper established himself as an American legend, creating a following which still regards him today as both matinee idol and serious film actor. This book lovingly reproduces 103 photographic portraits of this quintessential American man from the studio photographers that helped turn man into myth. 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.