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"Persona Grata" 1953 BEATON, Cecil (INSCRIBED)


INSCRIBED on title page by the author: To Alfred with all good wishes

[99] pp.



9 5/8" x 7 3/8"

An amusing alphabetical anthology of 100 living people admired by the two contributors. Cecil Beaton provided the photographs and book design, including the dust jacket; Kenneth Tynan, the theatre critic, provided the text. Under B there is John Betjeman, Richard Burton, Balenciaga and Francis Bacon, G hosts Greta Garbo, Judy Garland and John Gielgud, whilst S features Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell.

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