Archive for the ‘Imprenta Glorias’ Category

Gloria Stewart, Printer (and Hollywood Star) Dies at 100

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010


Many obituaries for printer and actress Gloria Stewart have appeared over the past few days, including The New York Times and the BBC. These articles focus on her acting career.

For anyone wanting to read about her rich and productive career as a printer and book artist, which occupied her from her 72nd year to her hundredth, the only source for this information is Kathleen Walkup’s illustrated profile in the latest issue of Parenthesis, which has just been released. As Walkup writes, “Gloria Stewart’s immortality [rests] on twin foundations: as actress and printer of books.”

To obtain a copy of this issue of Parenthesis, you must join the Fine Press Book Association (subscription to the journal is part of the membership. Click here to join.

— Paul Razzell

Update on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Celebration of Gloria Stuart’s 100th Birthday

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

A short while ago we announced two 100th birthday celebrations for book artist and Hollywood actress Gloria Stuart. I’ve just received full details of the celebration planned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscar people). All the info you need is here.

When: Thursday, July 22, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Directions, Parking & Theater Policies
All seating is unreserved.
Contact Info: (310) 247-3600

Hollywood Star Turned Book Artist Celebrates her 100th Birthday!

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

What to Humphrey Bogart, The Titanic, Christopher Isherwood, Robert Oppenheimer, the Marx Brothers, and printer Ward Ritchie have in common? The answer: they all played a role in the life of Hollywood star turned book artist Gloria Stuart, who will be celebrating her 100th birthday this July 4th. Two celebrations are planned:

On July 22nd, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences—the very Academy who nominated Gloria for best supporting actress for her role in James Cameron’s The Titanic—is throwing a party for Gloria. For more information, please contact the Academy at 310 247 3000 or via their online form.

The other celebration will take place at ACE Gallery in Beverly Hills on July 4th at 3:30 p.m. There, Gloria will greet the public and display her books, paintings, art furniture, and bonsai, the last of which is part of the permanent collection at the LA County Arboretum. All are welcome but you must RSVP to imprenta.glorias@gmail.com.

For those who can’t make either party, don’t worry: the fall 2010 issue of Parenthesis (#19) will feature an illustrated profile of Gloria and her Imprenta Glorias press. Since all of Gloria’s books are published in extremely limited editions, this profile will offer a rare glimpse into the vivid artist’s books Gloria has produced over the past 28 years. Join the FPBA now to receive your subscription to Parenthesis: The Journal of the Fine Press Book Association.

— Paul Razzell