Rare Pictorial Map of Hollywood By A Noteworthy Hollywood Figure
Rare whimsical pictorial map drawn by Harold Grieve in 1926 (and signed by Grieve in 1989). The present example notes that the map was scanned by Heinz-Weber Inc." a process which was invented by the company in about 1965.
Grieve was a well regarded Hollywood Movie costume, set, and art designer who worked on such films as "Ben Hur", "The Thief of Bagdad", "The Sea Wolf", "So This is Paris", and many other films from the 1920's and 30's. In 1932 he married film star, Jetta Goudal. In the mid 1930's, they both left the film business and became interior designers clients such as Mary Pickford, Bing Crosby and George Burns.
Grieve is also known for creating actress Colleen Moore's famous $500,000 doll house which is currently on display at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. Always involved in the film community, Grieve was among the founding members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.