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Beaton in the Sixties By Cecil Beaton

Beaton in the Sixties by Cecil Beaton

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A portrait of the Swinging Sixties with Beaton at the centre, casting his witty eye on the rich and famous.

Beaton in the Sixties Summary

Beaton in the Sixties: More unexpurgated diaries by Cecil Beaton

' Vickers allows Beaton to come alive in his own era; and forces us to conclude that, for all his snobbery and insecurity, here was a man determined to savour his life, and satisfy his ever quizzical eye' Philip Hoare, TLS Cecil Beaton was at the very heart of the Swinging Sixties - contributing to VOGUE and surrounded by the rich, the famous and the beautiful. He travelled aboard Cecile de Rothschild's yacht with Garbo, his former lover. He visited Picasso at his home, the Rolling Stones in Marrakech and Andy Warhol in New York. He met Peter Sellers, Paul Getty and the young David Hockney. Filled with his characteristic waspish wit, the diaries Beaton wrote during these years reveal his fascination with the younger generation as they broke down boundaries just as he and his friends had done in the 1920s.

About Cecil Beaton

Hugo Vickers is the literary trustee to the Cecil Beaton estate. Hugo Vickers is the biographer of Cecil Beaton, Vivien Leigh, Princess Andrew of Greece (mother of the Duke of Edinburgh), Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough. His book The Biss won the Stern Silver Pen for Non-Fiction in 1996. He edited the first volume of Cecil Beaton's Diaries, The Unexpurgated Beaton, in 2002.

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Beaton in the Sixties: More unexpurgated diaries by Cecil Beaton
Used - Very Good
Orion Publishing Co
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