Wednesday, December 26, 2018

25 Amazing Photos of Celebrities During the 1950s and 1960s

Sir Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) is one of the most celebrated British portrait
photographers of the Twentieth century and is renowned for his images of
elegance, glamour and style. His influence on portrait photography was profound
and lives on today in the work of many contemporary photographers including David
Bailey and Mario Testino.

Seeking to pursue his interest in photography, Beaton sent photos to editors and
fell in with the Bright Young Things, London's bohemian crowd. He was eventually
hired as a staff photographer for Vanity Fair and Vogue, where he developed a
unique style of posing sitters with unusual backgrounds. Beaton published his
first collection of works in 1930 with The Book of Beauty, and his fame grew to
the point where he was tapped to photograph the wedding of the Duke of Windsor
and Wallis Warfield in 1937 and Queen Elizabeth's coronation in 1953.

Cecil Beaton was a favorite photographer of celebrities and aristocrats. His
famous subjects included leading ladies such as Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and
Audrey and Katharine Hepburn.




Marilyn Monroe



 Maria Callas



Loretta Young



 Katharine Hepburn



Julie Andrews



Jean Shrimpton



Jacqueline (Kennedy Onassis) and Lee Bouvier (Radziwill)



Twiggy



Sandra Douglas Home



Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Andrew



NY City Ballet dancer Mimi Paul



Nancy James



Maya Plisetskaya



 Marlene Dietrich



Ingrid Bergman



Greta Garbo



Fiona Campbell-Walter



Elizabeth Taylor



Dorian Leigh



Coco Chanel



Bianca Jagger



 Barbra Streisand



Audrey Hepburn



Grace Kelly



Vivien Leigh as Anna Karenina









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