December 9, 2007

Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton has always been a fascinating character to me, ever since I saw his beautiful costumes for My Fair Lady's horse racing scene. He was also one of the British Royal Family's photographers in the 40's and 50's. I don't know a lot about him, but I am going to find out by reading his diaries from 1965 until 1980.

I found two copies of his diaries which were published in 2002 at Book Thing this afternoon, along with a couple of copies of House & Garden from the Louis Gropp years. The diaries are about 800 pages total, with lots of illustrations, so I better get reading.

10 comments:

  1. Yes -- a fabulous find! I love the cover illustrations. You seem to find some amazing things at the Book Thing.

    -Julie

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  2. And free too!!! right? great picks!!
    Joni

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  3. You lucky devil! We want book reports when you're finished!

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  4. Ooh, that should be good. Have you read The Glass of Fashion? One of my faves!

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  5. You're killing me with your great finds at Book Thing. Is it a chain? Because if it is, we need one in Denver. And if not, then I'm going to open one here. I love books. LOVE.

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  6. Very lucky Fairfax! These cost a fortune in boutiques.

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