Meet Hilary Knight, The Illustrator Who Brought To Life The World Of Eloise

March 4, 2015 1:50 PM

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Meet Hilary Knight, The Illustrator Who Brought To Life The World Of Eloise

Remember Eloise? That precocious girl who lived on the "tippy-top floor" of New York City's Plaza Hotel with a rawther British nanny, a tiny pug and a raisin-loving turtle named Skipperdee. Born to the world in 1955 thanks to author Kay Thompson, the children's book character was rumored to be based on the great Liza Minnelli, or perhaps the late Thompson herself.

Well, six decades after Eloise first ran the storied hotel, the adventurous heroine is coming back in a big way. Cue the trailer for "It's Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise," a documentary -- produced by Lena Dunham -- that shines a spotlight on the now 87-year-old illustrator Hilary Knight, who d...

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