Hollywood Star Turned Book Artist Celebrates her 100th Birthday!

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

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4 Responses to “Hollywood Star Turned Book Artist Celebrates her 100th Birthday!”

  1. Richard Manning Says:

    Happy Birthday indeed to Gloria! Two tiny nitpicks: (1) the ACE Gallery is actually at 9430 Wilshire (not 9340 as the invite states). Southwest corner of Wilshire & Reeves, between Beverly & Canon. (2) The LA County Arboretum doesn’t have a permanent bonsai collection; one of Gloria’s bonsai — a lovely cork bark elm — is on display at the permanent collection at the Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens in San Marino; it’s been there for over a decade.

  2. lilian salmorin.naomi valledor,litacansino Says:

    my name is lilian, sister of fe delapaz caregiver of gloria stuart,and i am taking 2 friends with me

  3. lilian salmorin.naomi valledor,litacansino Says:

    Happy Birthday Gloria!! I would like to meet u personally with my friends and see ur paintings ,arts,and bonsai

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