Cecil Beaton and Kenneth Tynan
New York: Putnam, 1954.
An intriguing overview in words and photographs of the brightest and best glitterati, on both sides of the Atlantic. No pair of authors could have been more demanding than Cecil Beaton and theater critic Kenneth Tynan. Their word was law, and the selection ranges from the latest writers from society, like Nancy Mitford, Graham Greene and Edith Sitwell to stars like Lawrence Olivier, Cole Porter and Tennessee Williams. Artists like Picasso, Francis Bacon and Jean Cocteau are paired with trendsetters such as Truman Capote, Henry Green and Peter Ustinov.
Book has a contemporary book plate from the Old Mission Library of San Juan Capistrano. Wear to jacket edges and loss to jacket spine top.