Portrait of Dorothy Kilgallen (1913-1965)
Graphite on notepad paper
Overall: 7 x 5 in. ( 17.8 x 12.7 cm )
signature: left: "Wm.H.Walker" inscription and date: lower right: "Dorothy Kilgallen / Dutch Treat Club / Oct 27/36" inscription: lower left: "(N.Y. Journal) / Around the World in 25 days"
Signed and inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Wm. H. Walker / (N.Y. Journal) / Around the World in 25 days"; at lower right: "Dutch Treat Club / Oct 27/36"; signed by sitter at lower right: "Dorothy Killgallen"
The subject, a journalist and radio and television personality, began her career as a cub reporter for Hearst's New York Evening Journal in 1931. Her popular book "Girl Around the World," an account of her experience reporting while racing around the world, was published in 1937.
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
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