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The Cecil Beaton Diaries (set Of 6) 1922-1974

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A nice set of six diaries written by Cecil Beaton which cover a half a century in total of his wide ranging life. He was a famous English Fashion and Portrait photographer, diarist, interior designer and Oscar winning Stage, Set and Costume designer. The diaries cover the middle years of the 20th century - 1922-1974, when his work output was at its peak. His work ranged from photographing for Vogue magazine to designing the costumes worn by Audrey Hepburn in "My Fair Lady". 1922-39 "The Wandering Years" published by Little Brown (USA). 1939-44 "The Years Between" published by Holt Rinehart & Winston (USA). 1944-48 "The Happy Years" published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson (UK). 1948-55 "The Strenuous Years" published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson (UK). 1955-63 "The Restless Years" published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson (UK). 1963-74 "The Parting Years" published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson (UK). A fascinating read and a great addition to any collection interested in Cafe Society of that time.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 8.75 in. (22.23 cm)Width: 5.75 in. (14.61 cm)Depth: 5.75 in. (14.61 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 6
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  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The books are in good condition as are the dustjackets which do have one or two repaired nicks but are now in protective Mylar covers.
  • Seller Location
    North Yorkshire, GB
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    1stDibs: LU89961616022

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