"Persona Grata" 1953 BEATON, Cecil


[99] pp.



9 5/8" x 7 3/8"

w/ original artwork by Stephen Tennant signed 1953 on rear endpaper

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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