Hilary Knight collection, with his stamp of ownership and signature on front pastedown. First Edition. Oversized quarto and profuse illustrations in black and white and color. ISBN: 0448120372. Complete with posters, film clips, and other memorabilia, here is the story of an enormously complex, superbly talented artist in his own words. Through the inimitable character of the tramp and later films like Monsieur Verdoux and Limelight, Charlie Chaplin will always remain a part of our shared culture. 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.