I am proud to announce the Limited First Edition of “Film Fashions by Travilla” Paper Dolls of Marilyn Monroe (ISBN 978-0-9855820-0-5) has been published and I have received a limited number of copies from Eric Woodard and the Travilla Archives who commissioned me to draw Marilyn and her costumes. We have a limited number of autographed copies for those who are interested.
The book has 2 dolls and 24 costumes from some of Marilyn’s more notable films: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, River of No Return, There’s No Business Like Show Business, The Seven Year Itch and more. There is a portrait of William Travilla with a sketch of Marilyn on the cover.
For more information about this Limited First Edition please contact Eric Woodard via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
On July 3rd, I suffered a stroke. When I woke up that morning, my right hand was tingling and I thought that I slept on it crooked and it was asleep. I tried massaging it, but soon found I couldn’t grasp or hold anything with it. I called my nephew, Patrick, and he rushed right over and drove me to “Emergency” at Seton Hospital in Austin where they did extensive tests, finding that I had plaque in my left carotid artery. The surgeon opened the artery and cleaned out the plaque. The surgeon said that I was very lucky to have gotten the problem taken care of so quickly, before any great damage was done.
The use of my hand has pretty much returned although I am still not able to draw as precisely as I would like and am doing exercises to hasten the full motor control that I had. Fortunately I can still type...hence this “What’s New”. of Dover’s “Betty Grable Paper Dolls”. That book has an interesting history in that I did the artwork back in the ‘80s, but somehow it got shelved until now! I still like it and love her and her costumes.
Also, my “Stopover Paper Dolls” from Paper Studio Press (Jenny Taliadoros) has arrived. The dolls are two stewardesses and their captain with costumes they have collected from around the world. There are still a couple of things in the works that I will tell you about when they come out.