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Cecil Beaton
(1904-1980) born on
Jan 14
English photographer. He is noted primarily for his decorative portraits of celebrated persons.
         
   
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Perhaps the world's second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore.

R
Be daring, be different, be impractical; be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. Routines have their purposes, but the merely routi
A
On close inspection, this device turned out to be a funereal juke box the result of mixing Lloyd's of London with the principle of the chewing gum dispenser.
N
Never in the history of fashion has so little material been raised so high to reveal so much that needs to be covered so badly.
K
I have the "worst," ear for criticism; even when I have created a stage set I like, I "always," hear the woman in the back of the dress circle who says she doesn't like blue.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Recalled on his death 18 Jan 1980.
R: Advice to theatrical designers, "The Secret of How to Startle" "Theatre Arts," May 1957.
A: On automatic insurance machines in US airline terminals, "It Gives Me Great Pleasure," by John Day, 1955.
N: On miniskirts, news summaries 17 Jan 1969.
K: BBC TV 18 Feb 1962.
   


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