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ALS August 9th '65
Kensington: Cecil Beaton, 1965 August 9th '65 on his 8 Pelham Place, Kensington printed blue letterhead. 8vo., 3 pages in dark blue fountain pen. Addressed: "Darling Anita". The letter starts about his CBE & he muses about being honoured and then writes "that will be it". He goes on to say" " I don't know why [Malet?] gave me the Knighthood. Anyway it has brought me a nice letter & news from you & that's important" Beaton goes on to talk about the countryside, Cornwall, mentions Scotland, Cumberland & that he's leaving for Germany & then Turkey, "This should be another first". A very chatty letter in fine condition, signed Cecil Beaton. Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton, CBE [1904 - 1980]. A colourful English fashion & portrait photographer, diarist, painter, interior designer & an Academy Award-winning stage & costume designer for films & the theatre. He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1970.. Signed by Author. First Edition Manuscript.
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