Respected photographer, artist and set designer, Cecil Beaton. was best known for his Academy Award-winning work, designing for such award-winning films such as Gigi (1958) and My Fair Lady (1964). The film features archive footage and interviews with various models, artists and filmmakers who worked closely with Beaton during his illustrious career. Beaton was not only a dazzling chronicler of his time, but a supreme arbiter of its tastes. From the Bright Young Things, to the front lines of World War II, and from the international belle monde and the pages of Vogue to a role as the Queen's official photographer, Beaton embodied the cultural and political schisms of the twentieth century. In this warm - though critical - portrait, which blends archival footage and photographs with voice over from Beaton's famed diaries to capture his legacy as a complex and unique creative force. Dynamic and lyrical, Love, Cecil (2017) is an examination of Beaton's singular sense of the visual, which ...
The Life & Times Of Hollywood Photographer And Set Designer
Born (1904) in Hampstead, England - Cecil Beaton was a professional cameraman and costume designer who was not only well-known for his striking, b&w celebrity portraits - But, he was also credited for his impressive photography of the British Royal Family, as well.
Through stills, archival footage, and candid interviews - This informative celebrity bio-documentary looks at the life and times of Cecil Beaton whose career spanned nearly 50 years (1926-1970).
(*Note*) - In 1980 - Cecil Beaton (74 at the time) died of poor health following a serious stroke.
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