Eleanore <I>Roberts-Phillips</I> Colt

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Eleanore Roberts-Phillips Colt

  • Birth 1910
  • Death 1999
  • Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 175135971

Eleanore Phillips Colt; West Coast Editor of Vogue

Eleanore Phillips Colt, 89, onetime "legwoman" for gossip columnist Hedda Hopper and for 42 years the West Coast editor of Vogue and House and Garden magazines. Brought up in Los Angeles wealth and graduated from Mt. Vernon Seminary in Washington, D.C., the former Eleanore Roberts wrote articles for The Times about her year's stay during the Depression with an aunt in London. Hopper was so impressed with her writing (which earned Colt 75 cents for each column-inch printed) that she asked Colt to work for her, visiting studios and capsulizing new films for the columnist. Colt went on to write for such magazines as Town and Country and to work in public relations. But her most famous and longest tenure was with Conde Nast as West Coast editor of its leading magazines of fashion and taste, Vogue and House and Garden. Known professionally as Eleanore Phillips from her nearly 30-year marriage to Franklyn Phillips, she not only guided West Coast coverage for 42 years but also introduced top Eastern writers to the wonders of Los Angeles. When Vance Muse did an article for House Beautiful this August, it was Colt who showed him around downtown Los Angeles. Among other things, she told him, "Garbo loved all the old buildings and parks but especially the commotion in the street--people dashing about, doing business, living their lives. Downtown was fabulous. And compared to Hollywood and Santa Monica it was so invigorating." After a divorce, in 1981 she married Samuel Barrymore Colt, the son of Ethel Barrymore. He died in 1986. She retired in 1990 at the age of 80. On Nov. 24 in Montecito, Calif.

Los Angeles Times Dec 2 1999(Misty Dawn 48452907)


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  • Created by: Romper90069
  • Added: 9 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175135971
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eleanore Roberts-Phillips Colt (1910–1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175135971, citing Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Romper90069 (contributor 1277) .