"Charm is a grace. Some lucky people are born with it, but you can earn it": First edition of Eleanore King's Guide to Glamor; Inscribed by her to actress Vivien Leigh
Eleanore King’s Guide to Glamor: Beauty, Poise, and Charm in a Few Minutes a Day.
King, Eleanore. Illustrated by M. Pittman Moody (Vivien Leigh).
Item Number: 79102
New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc, 1957.
First edition of Eleanore King’s comprehensive guide to charm and poise. Quarto, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by her to actress Vivien Leigh in the year of publication, “For Lovely Vivien Leigh who is the essence of anyone’s “Guide To Glamor.” With every good wish, Eleanore King Kalmus.” The author of Glorify Yourself, Guide to Glamour and Mr. Technicolor, Eleanor King Kalmus became a famous Hollywood beauty consultant in Los Angeles in the early 1950’s, developing close relationships with many of the most iconic actresses of the era, including Vivien Leigh. Eleanore King’s daughter, Eleanore Cammack King, later went on to play “Bonnie Blue Butler”, the headstrong daughter of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara (played by Clarke Gable and Vivienne Leigh) in the 1939 epic American historical romance Gone with the Wind at the age of five. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few closed tears and chips to the spine. Jacket photography by Burt Owen. A unique association copy.
Hollywood Beauty Consultant Eleanore King's Guide to Glamor is an exhaustive manual to mastering the art of charm and poise including chapters on flattering clothes, a graceful walk, and inviting lips. Each chapter is is illustrated with photographs of the leading ladies in Hollywood including Vivien Leigh, Dinah Shore, and Eve Arden.