The Parting Years: 1963-74.
Place Published: London:
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson,
Date Published: 1973.
Description: FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. 164 pages plus 8 pages black and white illustrations. Book is FINE condition. Dust jacket is NEAR FINE with small closed tears on front cover. NOT price-clipped. JMVintage specializes in books, magazines, and treasure related to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor...and other curious people. Dust jacket reads: "As Cecil Beaton approaches his seventieth birthday, two contrasting themes force Ithemselves upon him: the cult of youth in the London of the swinging sixties and the disappearance of old and celebrated friends. As well as the illness and death of his beloved sister Baba, and the tragic deaths of his friends Margaret Case and James Pope-Hennessy, he says farewell to many well-known faces, including the warm-hearted Princess Marina and the original genius of Chanel. But he has not lost his zest for living. His enjoyment of friends and friendship is as strong as ever. In Marrakesh he meets Mick Jagger and in England David Hockney comes to stay. There are many vivid and affectionate portraits: Garbo in Greece, as bewitching as ever; Philippe and Pauline de Rothschild in their little principality at Mouton; Picasso, rather shrivelled but full of vitality and hope; Diana Cooper defying the passing years with indomitable energy. Insatiable curiosity continues to lead: Beaton all over the world: to behind the Iron Curtain, where he visits an amazingly reconstructed Warsaw and a self-confident Prague; to the Argentinian mountains, where he stays at an Arcadian estancia and bathes in the clear cascades of a mountain river; to the glories of ancient Egypt; to Vermont in its autumn brilliance. During these years Cecil Beaton also relishes the joys of England to the full and with his characteristic perception and wit he writes of the particular pleasure which only English houses, gardens and characters can give. This volume of Cecil Beaton's Diaries ends at the time of his serious illness in 1974." See Cecil Beaton's five (a total of six were published) other published diaries: The Wandering Years (1922-1939), The Years Between (1939-1944), The Happy Years (1944-48), The Strenuous Years (1948-55); The Restless Years (1955-63); The Parting Years (1963-74).Edition: First edition
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj
Book Id: 7013