Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Artists and models clip

TCM will show the 1937 movie Artists and models on February 23, 2010. And they have posted a few clips online. Including this one where we see Patterson and other artists drawing.

Just click HERE to watch it. (The image above is just a screen shot.)
Or HERE for the entire list of clips including a scene with Pattersons Personettes.

Friday, December 18, 2009





New York Journal April 29, 1933

Monday, December 14, 2009

Pin-up girls, 7-6 1944

Original art for a 1944 "Pin-up Girls" cartoon.




Saturday, December 12, 2009



Found a couple more items. Wish I could hold on to them, but trying to sell off unecessary stuff. You can find them on e-bay. Hope you don't mind me posting information on these here.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Patterson-Cleary Children's Book




I came across Top Hats and Flappers and the name of Russell Patterson rang a bell. After digging around, I found this children's book in my storage container. Do not know how it got there or who it came from. The thing that baffles me is that not much of Mr. Patterson's original art is on the open market and when it does sell, it goes rather cheap. How can this be for such an accomplished artist?






Sunday, April 19, 2009

Pictorial Review 1949


Cover to the Pictorial Review July 3, 1949.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Russell and Janet


Caption from back of photo:
One of the world's most famous fashion designers meets an even more famous actress. Russell patterson, left, is the designer and the actress -- well, it's scarcely neccesary to mention that she's Janet Gaynor. Patterson, recently brought to Fox Film to design scenery and costumes for "Fox Follies", is talking over what Miss Gaynor is to wear in the huge production.

[Was this movie ever finished/released?]