EDWARD SOREL’s VIEW OF THE STARS

Watching from heaven, Cagney, Davis, Grant, Dietrich, Powell, Crawford and Gable.

This wonderful “New Yorker ” magazine cover from 1993 is by Edward Sorel,  illustrator, cartoonist and author.

 

It’s THE LADY VANISHES, With Margaret Lockwood, Dame May Whitty, Michael Redgrave , Cecil Parker and co.

(From Esquire Magazine.)

 

THE MALTESE  FALCON with all the leading characters and the bird!

 

Another great caricature featuring Jack Warner and his stars. Left to right:Humphrey Bogart, George Raft, James Cagney, Edward G Robinson, Barton MacLane  (?),  John Garfield (?)

Who’se that between Raft and Warner? Looks like Eduardo Ciannelli.

 

Edward Sorel’s 2016 book is an unusual and interesting look at the famous Mary Astor trial of  1936. Full of illustrations by Sorel, it has been described as “an eccentrically marvellous book.”

Sorel’s book came out within weeks of Joseph Egan’s “The Purple Diaries” which I recently reviewed.

 

Edward Sorel

 

Several movies were  sourced  from New Yorker stories:

MEET ME IN ST.LOUIS, from Sally Benson’s short stories.

Chill Wills, Margaret O’Brien. MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

 

MISTER 880, from a story by New Yorker editor. St. Clair McKelway.

 

THE SECRET LIFE  OF WALTER MITTY by James Thurber.

 

PAL JOEY  from John O’Hara stories.

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