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Learn More About Our Legends

Posted: Mar 11, 2009 | by LCDQ | Comments (0)

The legends being honored during our ELLE DECOR “Legends of LaCienega” event this May were not only prolific decorators, but many also authored their own books on design.  If you’re interested in learning more, below is a list of books written about and by our legends.  Not all are still in print, so you may have to pay a visit to your local library, but many of them are currently available in bookstores.

  • Billy Baldwin Decorates: A book of practical decorating ideas by Billy Baldwin
  • Billy Baldwin: An Autobiography by Billy Baldwin and Michael Gardine
  • Billy Baldwin Remembers by Billy Baldwin
  • Class Act: William Haines Legendary Hollywood Decorator by Peter Schifando
  • Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines, Hollywood’s First Openly Gay Star by William Mann
  • In the Pink: Dorothy Draper—America’s Most Fabulous Decorator by Carleton Varney
  • Decorating Is Fun!: How to be Your Own Decorator by Dorothy Draper
  • Entertaining is Fun!: How to Be A Popular Hostess by Dorothy Draper
  • Frances Elkins: Interior Design by Stephen M. Salny and Albert Hadley
  • Donghia: The Artistry of Luxury and Style by Sherri Donghia, Karen Lehrman
  • Michael Taylor by Stephen M. Salny
  • Tony Duquette by Wendy Goodman, Hutton Wilkinson, and Dominick Dunne*
  • Tony Duquette: A Personal Culture by Tony Duquette
  • Mark Hampton on Decorating by Mark Hampton
  • Mark Hampton: The Art of Friendship by Duane Hampton
  • Legendary Decorators of the Twentieth Century by Mark Hampton
  • Sister: The Life of Legendary Interior Decorator Mrs. Henry Parish II by Susan Bartlett Crater and Apple Parish Bartlett
  • Parish-Hadley: Sixty Years of American Design by Christopher Petkanas and Albert Hadley
  • Sixty Years of Interior Design: The World of McMillen by Erica Brown, Walter Hoving, Michael Shroyer, and Michael Dunne
  • Elsie De Wolfe: The Birth of Modern Interior Decoration by Penny Sparke; Mitchell Owens
  • The House in Good Taste by Elsie de Wolfe
  • Elsie De Wolfe: A Life in the High Style (The Elegant Life and Remarkable Career of Elsie de Wolfe, Lady Mendl) by Jane S. Smith
  • Elsie De Wolfe: A Decorative Life by Nina Campbell & Caroline Seebohm
  • Goodbye Mr. Chippendale by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
  • Mona Lisa’s Mustasche by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings

* This book is also available for purchase at Baker.

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