Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Peter Arno's Hullabaloo Signed Limited Edition

On eBay last week, a limited edition copy of Peter Arno's Hullabaloo (1930) signed by the artist changed hands. Arno signed it in his characteristic blue pen not on the limitation page but beneath a full color stage cartoon. The accepted Best Offer price was $75. Here then is copy 127 of 145.

Limitation page to Peter Arno's Hullabaloo (1930)

Peter Arno's signature

eBay Listing Ended May 10, 2016

eBay Item Description

Best Offer ($75) Accepted

Note:  Thanks to cartoonist Paul Merklein for revealing the Best Offer price at which he bought this book.

What else do we have in the archives? More Peter Arno? Check. Signed books? Check. Signed books with original drawings? Not our topic today, but check!

Why all this talk about Peter Arno? The catalyst is the recent publication of Peter Arno: The Mad, Mad World of The New Yorker's Greatest Cartoonist by Michael Maslin. The book review
in the Christian Science Monitor calls the book "dazzling." Dazzling! An excerpt entitled The Peter Arno Cartoons That Helped Rescue The New Yorker was published on May 5 in the New Yorker's online edition and it's all about the Whoops Sisters. Remember them, old timer? Of course you don't.

These links should be your constant study:

Peter Arno posts on Ink Spill. This blog was mentioned there Sunday. Am I blushing?

Peter Arno in Chris Wheeler's Cartoon(ist) Gallery. There are lots of books here. Does he have the signed limited edition of Hullabaloo? Two copies.

Peter Arno in the April 26 Record. That's a New Jersey newspaper.

Peter Arno in April's Vanity Fair

Peter Arno in the March 29 Wall Street Journal.


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