"The letter", photographed in London by Cecil Beaton (1940) Beaton took many photographs of bombed-out London, concentrating on the strange juxtapositions the debris provided.

"The letter", photographed in London by Cecil Beaton (1940) Beaton took many photographs of bombed-out London, concentrating on the strange juxtapositions the debris provided.

Tallulah Bankhead, photographed by Cecil Beaton (1930s)

Wild Fire Tallulah Bankhead 1902-1968

Love this Cecil Beaton photo despite its cheesiness factor. Nancy Beaton as a Shooting Star, 1929.

Nancy Beaton as a shooting star, 1929

Aldous Huxley.     "I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery...."

Aldous Huxley. "I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery...."

Marilyn Monroe by Cecil Beaton - 1956. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Marilyn Monroe by Cecil Beaton - 1956. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Cecil Beaton and the 'Rabbit Coat', 1937, Gordon Anthony © National Portrait Gallery, London

Cecil Beaton and the 'Rabbit Coat', 1937, Gordon Anthony © National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret  Cecil Beaton  Buckingham Palace  October 1942  V & A

Queen Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret Cecil Beaton Buckingham Palace October 1942 V & A

Few photos capture Audrey Hepburn's Eliza Doolittle character so decisively as Cecil Beaton's shot in 1963

Cecil Beaton photographs of Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol and Audrey Hepburn to go on show at New York museum

Few photos capture Audrey Hepburn's Eliza Doolittle character so decisively as Cecil Beaton's shot in 1963

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