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


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

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