The Strenuous Years: 1948-55 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #4)

Beaton’s fourth volume covers 1948-55. The carefree days are over and as Beaton moves into middle age with doubts and anxiety his first venture into playwriting brings unexpected difficulty.

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Sir Cecil Beaton (1904 –1980) was an English fashion, portrait and war photographer, painter, diarist and Academy Award–winning stage and costume designer.

Beaton’s fourth volume covers 1948-55. The carefree days are over and as Beaton moves into middle age with doubts and anxiety his first venture into playwriting brings unexpected difficulty.

Elsewhere, however, things are much better. He takes the official Royal photographs of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation and of the baby Prince Charles. Truman Capote and Audrey Hepburn become his new friends. And Greta Garbo is finally with him in England…

The Strenuous Years is the fourth volume of Cecil Beaton’s Diaries, a personal memoir of the twentieth century, covering famous artists and photographers, political figures, socialites, the rich & famous and movie stars.

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Series: Cecil Beaton, Book 4
Genre: Non-Fiction
Tags: biography, non-fiction
ASIN: B07CB252V4
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– The New York Herald Tribune
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