Thursday, May 19, 2016

Peter Arno's Ladies & Gentlemen Signed and Inscribed

A copy of Peter Arno's Ladies & Gentlemen (1951) is inscribed with birthday wishes and signed, but exactly to whom is it inscribed? It might be for someone named Worth, apparently known to Arno by his surname only.

Peter Arno's Ladies & Gentlemen (1951) inscribed "Worth,/Happy Birthday/Peter Arno"

Note:  This blog has a lot of Peter Arno artwork to look at—sixty previous posts. The archives are also loaded with signed books—probably not so many.

It's not too late to get your copy of Peter Arno: The Mad, Mad World of The New Yorker's Greatest Cartoonist by Michael Maslin. If you're undecided, check out the book review in the Christian Science Monitor that calls the book "dazzling." Then you might want to read an excerpt entitled The Peter Arno Cartoons That Helped Rescue The New Yorker which was published on May 5 in the New Yorker's online edition. It's all about the those outrageous Whoops Sisters.

Here are some more links for the Arno aficionado:

Peter Arno posts on Ink Spill. 

Peter Arno in Chris Wheeler's Cartoon(ist) Gallery. This is a superb online collection! Does he have a signed copy of Peter Arno's Ladies and Gentlemen? Yes he does.

Peter Arno in the April 26 Record. That's a northern New Jersey paper with an online edition.

Peter Arno in April's Vanity Fair

Peter Arno in the March 29 Wall Street Journal.


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