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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.
Perhaps the world's second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore.

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
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.
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.
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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