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.