Elizabeth Duquette attended the Chouinard School of Art in Los Angeles, where she met Tony Duquette. Nicknamed "Beegle" by Duquette, as she symbolized the industry of the bee and the soaring poetry of the eagle", they married on Valentine's Day in 1949 at Pickfair, the home of their friends Mary Pickford and Buddy Rogers, who were matron of honor and best man at the wedding. Elizabeth and Tony Duquette were important and glamorous participants to the cultural and social life of Los Angeles for over fifty years. And Elizabeth served as both a muse and collaborator on Tony's spectacularly original creations until her death in 1995. Both counted Doris Duke as a friend.
Please see the note to lot 216 for further information on Tony Duquette.