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Author Eckhardt, Joseph P., author.

Title Living large : Wilna Hervey and Nan Mason / Joseph P. Eckhardt.

Publication Info. Woodstock, New York : WoodstockArts, 2015.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  709.22 Ec57l 2015    ---  Available
Description 200 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-194) and index.
Summary "Living Large is by turns a rollicking dual biography and a sweet love story. Wilna Hervey won the role of 'The Powerful Katrinka' in the Toonerville Trolley comedies of the early nineteen-twenties through her impressive size. Wilna's movie work brought her something else that would long endure--a partner for life. While filming on location in the Philadelphia suburbs, Wilna Hervey met Nan Mason, the surprisingly tall daughter of her Toonerville co-star, Dan Mason. Wilna and Nan became close friends and ultimately life partners. They discovered that they had a mutual passion for art. So when Wilna's cinema work began to wane, she and Nan decided to pursue careers as artists in the famed artists' colony at Woodstock, New York. As artists, Wilna Hervey and Nan Mason evolved into accomplished and imaginative talents, exploring a wide variety of genres over the course of their long careers. As a same-sex couple, living in one of the few American communities where they could comfortably be themselves, the 'Big Girls,' as they were known locally, carved out extraordinarily creative lives for themselves."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Hervey, Wilna, 1894-1979.
Mason, Nan, 1896-1982.
Art, American -- New York (State) -- Woodstock -- 20th century.
Women artists -- New York (State) -- Woodstock -- Biography.
Woodstock (N.Y.) -- Biography.
Added Author Hervey, Wilna, 1894-1979. Works. Selections.
Mason, Nan, 1896-1982. Works. Selections.
ISBN 0967926882

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