"A Map of Hollywood",
Subject: Hollywood, California
Period: 1935 (circa)
Color: Printed Color
20.9 x 13.1 inches
53.1 x 33.3 cm
This whimsical pictorial map by Russell Patterson is a guide to the stars of Hollywood. The map extends from Hollywood Boulevard to Wilshire Boulevard, and from Western Avenue to about S. Beverly Drive. A legend identifies the small icons as star's homes, producer's homes, director's homes, agents, drive-ins, parking lots, the locations of "girls-girls-etc." and the locations of Brown Derby restaurants. Flies are shown on the map to indicate "pests" (autograph hunters). The locations of places stars frequent are also illustrated on the map, including movie studios, restaurants, hotels, theaters, and shops. A charming map issued as a magazine centerfold.
Russell Patterson (1893-1977) was an American cartoonist, illustrator and set designer who led an interesting and varied career. He studied art during his twenties both at the Chicago Art Institute and under Claude Monet in Paris, France. Although the title cartouche notes Patterson as a "New York artist," he lived in Nebraska, Montreal, Chicago and Paris before moving to New York in his early thirties. During his height, Patterson became known for his illustrations of Jazz Age women that graced the covers and interiors of magazines such as Life, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Cosmopolitan. He also worked on movies in Hollywood as a costume and set designer, as well as illustrated comic strips for newspapers, including "Mamie" from 1951 to 1956.
Clean and crisp with tiny staple holes along the centerfold, as issued.