Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Men With No Credit ~ Mitchell Hooks (ILLUSTRATOR)

Born Mitchell Hooks on April 2, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Renowned for his artwork for paperback books and magazines. Served with the U.S. military, including occupation duty in Germany. Later became a freelance illustration career in New York City. He painted paperback covers for "Avon", "Bantam Books", "Dell Books" & "Fawcett Publications". Illustrated for magazines including "Cosmopolitan", "The Saturday Evening Post" and others. Worked with David Blossom, Bernie Fuchs, Fred Otnes, & Ted CoConis on the "The Man with No Name" campaign (sources conflict on who did what). It is said that Mr. Hooks was the inspiration behind the early drafts. Hooks also drew the American poster for the first James Bond film "Dr. No" (Terence Young, 1962).  Mitchell Hooks died on March 18, 2013 in New York City.

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