Cecil Beaton

Standard Name: Beaton, Cecil


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Family and Intimate relationships Iris Tree
IT married American painter and avant-garde photographer Curtis Moffat .
Six portraits by Curtis Moffat hang in the National Portrait Gallery , London, some of which he created in collaboration with Olivia Wyndham . The...
Family and Intimate relationships Viola Tree
Photographer Cecil Beaton suggested in his obituary of VT that a Prime Minister's appearance at her wedding symbolized a cultural change in attitudes toward actresses: they lost their final stigma and were recognized as persons...
Friends, Associates Edith Sitwell
By 1919 ES was also friendly with Arnold Bennett and his wife Marguerite . Wyndham Lewis became a great friend, did many drawings of her, and demonstrated a sexual interest in her as well, which...
Friends, Associates Violet Trefusis
VT strengthened her bonds with Osbert , Edith , and Sacheverell Sitwell , and formed others with Peggy Guggenheim , Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen), François Mitterand , and Cecil Beaton .
Jullian, Philippe et al. Violet Trefusis: Life and Letters. Hamish Hamilton.
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Friends, Associates Enid Bagnold
During the Second World War EB became friendly with photographer Cecil Beaton (with whom she exchanged plays), Lady Diana Cooper , and actress Dame Edith Evans . Later she also became a friend of MGM
Friends, Associates Barbara Cartland
BC delighted in the company of the famous, beautiful, and charming. She frequented the Embassy Club , as did Michael Arlen , Cecil Beaton , Charlie Chaplin , and Gloria Vanderbilt , and she counted...
Friends, Associates Isak Dinesen
Dinesen was fascinated by Monroe's prettiness, vitality, and innocence: they reminded her, she said, of a lion cub. The old and the young woman danced together (though not, as legend relates, on the table).
Borne Back Daily. http://borneback.com/ .
5 February 2008
Leisure and Society Rosamond Lehmann
Stephen Spender thought RLone of the most beautiful women of her generation.
Lehmann, Rosamond. Rosamond Lehmann’s Album. Chatto and Windus.
Among the several artists who portrayed her (Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant in paint, Cecil Beaton in photographs), her husband...
Leisure and Society Virginia Woolf
After VW turned down his request to photograph her, Cecil Beaton included two drawings and a negative character sketch of her in his Book of Beauty, which was issued by the publishing firm of...
Leisure and Society Leonora Carrington
In her old age, LC recalled her sensations on that night: I was wearing a tiara . . . . And it was biting into my skull.
Moorhead, Joanna. The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington. Virago Press.
At one event during the season, she...
Leisure and Society Ivy Compton-Burnett
After the war Cecil Beaton photographed ICB for Vogue.
Spurling, Hilary. Secrets of a Woman’s Heart. Hodder and Stoughton.
Literary responses Viola Tree
VT was admired throughout and after her lifetime for her commanding presence, beauty, and grace. Woolf wrote in her diary in 1926 that Tree had the great egotism, the magnification of self, which any bodily...
Publishing Nancy Mitford
Madame de Pompadour was first published with a jacket by Cecil Beaton . Her biographies (the study of Madame de Pompadour being followed by Voltaire, 1957, Louis XIV , 1966, and Frederick the Great ...
Publishing Enid Bagnold
EB published her last novel, The Loved and Envied, with a stylish cover designed by Cecil Beaton .
Sebba, Anne. Enid Bagnold: The Authorized Biography. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
Publishing Elinor Glyn
Duckworth issued a reprint on 31 October 1974, with an introduction by photographer Cecil Beaton (which had also appeared in the Times just before the reprint was published). Beaton had first met with EG 's...


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Beaton, Cecil, and Elinor Glyn. “Introduction”. Three Weeks, Duckworth, 1974, p. v - xxvii.
Glyn, Elinor, and Cecil Beaton. Three Weeks. Duckworth, 1974.