Beaton in the Sixties: The Cecil Beaton Diaries As He Wrote Them, 1965-1969.
Beaton, Cecil Walter Hardy; Beaton, Cecil; Vickers, Hugo.
Place Published: New York:
Publisher: Alfred A Knopf Inc,
Date Published: 2004.
Description: STATED FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. 522 pages with index. 41 black & white photographs. The book is NEAR FINE with small bump to back bottom edge. Dust jacket is FINE. NOT price-clipped or NOT remaindered. JMVintage specializes in books, magazines, and treasures related to the Duke & Duchess of Windsor...and other curious subjects like Cecil Beaton. Dust jacket notes read: "This second volume of Cecil Beaton's unexpurgated diaries, from 1965 to 1969, catches this prolific photographer, artist, writer and designer at the height of his powers and at the center of everything. And no wonder-as Oliver Smith, the set designer for My Pair Lady, said, he "had more energy than anyone I've ever known:' Hugo Vickers, the author of Beaton's acclaimed biography, went back to the original manuscripts to find the unedited material in order to sidestep Beaton's endless retouching and has added, as with the first volume of unexpurgated Beaton, fascinating notes that are as lively as the diary entries themselves. Here is Beaton around the world, always in the hot spots of the moment: during the "swinging sixties" in London, photographing the Queen, doing fashion shoots for British Vogue, and having lunch with Noel Coward and dinner with Cyril Connolly. He is in Morocco with the Rolling Stones; in the Greek islands for a cruise on Cecile de Rothschild's yacht with his former lover, Garbo; in New York attending Truman Capote's Black-and-White Ball; at work on Alan Jay Lerner and Andre Previn's musical Coco with Katharine Hepburn and on La Traviata with Anna Moffo at the Met-he is even caught in the first big New York City blackout; he is at a dinner for President Lyndon Johnson and invited for tea and caviar with Jacqueline Onassis. He's in Mougins to photograph Picasso, and then off to Monaco to see Princess Grace, among many other adventures. The eccentric English aesthete Stephen Tennant called Beaton "a self-created genius:' Though he came out of the Edwardian era, Beaton was a modern polymath with a ferocious drive to be famous, and these diaries reflect his success at working with the most celebrated and creative figures. Reverential, testy, ebullient and acutely observed, they present us with the fascinating minutiae not only of one life but of the best part of a dazzling decade."Edition: First edition
Binding: Hard Back
Condition: Near Fine in Fine dj
Book Id: 7084