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Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Bray, Elizabeth Irvine
Paul Flato: Jeweler to the Stars
Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors Club, 2010

First edition. Large quarto, 222 pp; profuse color & b/w photographs; bibliography; index. Gilt-lettered gray cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket clean & bright, only blemish is small tear & light creasing at base of spine. Texas-born Paul Flato (1900-1999), known as Hollywood's first celebrity jeweler, designed jewelry for a total of six films, including Holiday (1938) with Katherine Hepburn. Financial difficulties landed Flato in Sing Sing in the mid-forties; he returned to designing jewelry after his release, albeit less expensive pieces. In 1970 he opened a jewelry shop in Mexico & lived there for two decades. This is the first monograph of Flato's work.
Inventory number #014413