Word renowned Hollywood photographer Cecil Beaton has been praised for decades of fashion and portrait work with publications such as Vogue and Vanity Fair — just a couple of the contributions he made for photography and golden era celebrity fame in general. One of the 20th century’s greatest lensmen, Beaton was famed for his ability to capture personality in a photograph — earning credibility in recording the glamor and elegance the 30′s were known for. His photographs of iconic celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Stephen Tennant forever impacted the image of what it was like to live in these decades, and throughout his lifetime Beaton collected photographs, magazine clippings and newspaper articles of these travails. Now 30 years after his death, an endless amount of Beaton’s personal collection of scrapbook musings have been found and aggregated — clippings, memorabilia and personal notes he kept on most anything he worked on. James Danziger, director of photography for the London Sunday Times, assembled the Cecil Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook to carry on his important legacy. Filled with impeccable photography, the 400 page coffeetable book is a small peek into the mind of one of the silver screen’s greatest photographers — pick it up for $250 through Assouline.
One of the 20th Century's greatest Hollywood photographers' notes and photos collected