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Cecil Beaton

Photographer, designer, painter, writer

1904 - 1980 London
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One of the most celebrated British Portrait Photographers of the Twentieth Century and is renowned for his images of elegance, glamour and style. 

Sir Cecil Walter Hardy BeatonCBE was an English fashion, portrait and war photographer,diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award–winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre.

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“London’s Honourable Scars” Showcases Cecil Beaton’s Wartime Photos of the Blitz Read more at http:/
Best known for his fashion and portrait photography as well as his Academy-Award-winning stage and costume design, Sir Cecil Beaton (1904–1980) exemplified the very best of the beau monde. His acerbic wit, on full view in The Unexpurgated Diaries, could be summed up in his belief, “Perhaps the world’s second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore.”
How Cecil Beaton Transformed Hotel Rooms Into Destinations
Cecil Beaton hated hotel rooms — at least, as they looked when he checked in. But by the very nature of his work, the great interior designer, costumer, photographer, and artist spent a lot of time away from his home in England, and that meant staying in hotels, especially in New York. So, of course, he did what any self-respecting world-class aesthete would: change everything.
Everything you need to know about Cecil Beaton
The legendary fashion photographer is the subject of Cecil Beaton: Portraits and Profiles, a new anthology pairing some of his most iconic images with personal diary entries about his subjects, including Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Elizabeth Taylor.
Cecil Beatons honest opions of the stars he photographed revelaed
Cecil Beaton's private diary entries revealing his witty and unsparing thoughts on the many stars he photographed are revealed in a new book
Cecil Beaton is back in a big way
Books
Self-portrait with Friends: Selected Diaries, 1926-74 https://amzn.com/0297776584
The photographs of Sir Cecil Beaton https://amzn.com/0906361206
Cecil Beaton by Giles Huxley-Parlour (2010-01-16) https://amzn.com/B01K043AMK
Cecil Beaton: War Photographs, 1939-45 https://amzn.com/0710601360
The Restless Years: Diaries, 1955-63 https://amzn.com/0297771558
Cecil Beaton : The Dandy Photographer https://amzn.com/0863553850
Quail in Aspic: The Life Story of Count Charles Korsetz https://amzn.com/B0007DN3Z4
Beaton (A Studio Book) https://amzn.com/0670152498
Beaton: Photographs https://amzn.com/0224101803
SELF-PORTRAIT WITH FRIENDS: THE SELECTED DIARIES OF CECIL BEATON https://amzn.com/0712651160
The Unexpurgated Beaton https://amzn.com/0753817020
The Magic Image: The Genius of Photography from 1839 to the Present Day https://amzn.com/B000OKEKHU
Happy Years: Diaries, 1944-48 https://amzn.com/0297994115
Strenuous Years: Diaries, 1948-55 https://amzn.com/0297766260
Cecil Beaton: A Retrospective https://amzn.com/0821216325
Parting Years: Diaries, 1963-74 https://amzn.com/0297774492
Cecil Beaton: memoirs of the 40's, https://amzn.com/007004225X
Indian Diary and Album https://amzn.com/0192122991
Chinese Diary and Album https://amzn.com/0195854284
Cecil Beaton: The Royal Portraits https://amzn.com/0671670336
Beaton in the Sixties: More Unexpurgated Diaries https://amzn.com/0297645560
Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War (Imperial War Museum, London: Exhibition Catalogues) https://amzn.com/0224096303
Beaton in the Sixties: The Cecil Beaton Diaries as He Wrote Them, 1965-1969 https://amzn.com/1400042976
My Bolivian Aunt: A Memoir https://amzn.com/0297004425
Cecil Beaton: The New York Years https://amzn.com/0847835650
Self-Portrait With Friends: The Selected Diaries of Cecil Beaton, 1922-1974 https://amzn.com/0812908597
Cecil Beaton: Photographs 1920-1970 https://amzn.com/155670433X
The Unexpurgated Beaton: The Cecil Beaton Diaries as He Wrote Them, 1970-1980 https://amzn.com/1400041120
The Glass of Fashion: A Personal History of Fifty Years of Changing Tastes and the People Who Have Inspired Them https://amzn.com/0847843858