Jeannie Shiff was kind enough to send along to me pictures of an insightful and warm written tribute to George Macy, written by his friend Nunnally Johnson and read at Macy’s funeral on May 22, 1956 by another good friend, Harold Riegelman. The tribute was printed for the members of The Heritage Club in 1956. Below are pictures which allow you to read the entire tribute, along with a letter from Helen Macy to a Heritage subscriber, written by her on June 4, 1956, shortly after George Macy died. In the letter she bravely states her intent for the club to carry on.
So often with famous or influential people, we think of them through the blurry lens of publicity and rumors, as well as through our indirect interactions with them (in Macy’s case through the books we cherish from Limited Editions Club and Heritage Club, along with anecdotes one occasionally comes across of interactions he had with printers, artists, etc. ). The tribute and letter below allow us a rare glimpse into a more direct and personal view of Macy as felt by those close to him.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.