First edition of Gene Hovis’s Uptown, Down Home Cookbook, signed by the author to Aileen Mehle. Octavo, 235pp. Gilt title over green cloth spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Lacking dust jacket. Signed by Gene Hovis: “Darline Aileen – Here it is – Greens and all – Enjoy! / Much love – Gene / 7.V.87.” An excellent association copy.
Comments: Aileen Mehle, better known by her pen name Suzy Knickerbocker, was a nationally syndicated society columnist and journalist. In Television, she was known for her appearances on “What’s My Line” during the 1960s. She passed away in 2016 in New York City.