And not only was the Eloise character someone I wanted to meet and be; the pen-and-ink style drawings of New York, the Plaza and Eloise herself were nothing short of iconic (and still are).
Because the book’s author Kay Thompson wouldn't sell the film rights, the main way to discover Eloise before Thompson died was through the author’s books. There’s something I like about that, too, maybe because it’s the opposite of commercial. Which, as Ruby would say, is cool. In fact, my husband once mentioned he saw some sort of Eloise story on TV and I couldn’t watch it. I just knew they’d mess it up, somehow.
Who are the characters you want to keep? And why?