Rizzoli Bookstore and Simon & Schuster celebrated the 60th anniversary of "Eloise" with a conversation between "Eloise" illustrator Hilary Knight and three-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters, who can be heard narrating the new "Eloise" audiobooks.

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It goes back to a book,” says Hilary Knight, “a sketchbook from the mid-20s.  My mother had taken it to the circus, and it was full of drawings, circus acts, girls hanging by their teeth, which just fascinated me.  I took this book when I was a little child and drew over my mother's drawings, it so inspired me.”  Add to that the musical Jumbo, in '35, Adrian's costumes for The Great Zeigfeld, in '36, and Sabu from Elephant Boy, in ’37, and it was kismet! The child with the pirouetting pen would make drawing his own form of performance. Hence the title of the exhibition that opens on April 25 at the New Yor...

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