Sunday, February 10, 2008

Bookplates From The Hollywood Compost Pile Chapter 3

George Cuckor's bookplate was designed by Paul Landacre. His library was quite large and his books are still readily available. The other legendary director Cecil B. De Mille also had a large library and his bookplate is still offered for sale by several dealers.
Bette Davis (1908-1989) .Her bookplate is more difficult to come by.
Oops- I must have downloaded Cukor image twice.

Bing Crosby, for whatever reason used scotch tape instead of glue to attach his bookplates.If you ever get one do not try to remove the tape it does not peel off without doing damage and can not be soaked off unless you want to deal with some very toxic solvents.

Some of Hume Cronin's (1911-2003) books wound up at the Strand Bookstore in New York City
about ten years ago and I still have a few loose plates for possible exchange (bookplatemaven at hotmail dot com)

Joan Crawford had another bookplate which she used in the 1920's. I have only seen one copy at the Hartford Athanaeum in the Hattie Baker collection.

I try to get old movie cards to use in conjunction with the bookplates and the best source I have found is

See you next week.

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