In Love Cecil, Lisa Immordino Vreeland offers an evocative portrait of this talented whirlwind whose creative work was tied to his intense social life.
Using photography, drawings, letters, and scrapbooks by Beaton and his contemporaries, along with excerpts from his sparkling diaries and other writings, Immordino Vreeland brings his spirit to life in a way that no previous book has been able to do.
Immordino Vreeland organises her book around the circles of Beaton's daily life: the people who inspired and influenced him, his colourful friends, his fellow photographers, his Hollywood conquests, his English roots, and others.
This cavalcade offers a shimmering vision of high style, but it also captures often-troubled souls struggling to create the open, tolerant, creative worlds of art and culture that we have inherited today.
Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Lisa Immordino Vreeland is the author of Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel.
Her popular and innovative documentaries on Vreeland, which the Hollywood Reporter called a vivid, delicious trip, and Peggy Guggenheim have reached wide audiences.
Previously a fashion entrepreneur, Immordino Vreeland was born in Milan, Italy, and lives in New York City.
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