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FREE DOWNLOAD å Beaton in the Sixties: The Cecil Beaton Diaries as He Wrote Them, 1965-1969 ó Book by Beaton, Cecil An interesting set of diaries which I have not read page by page but dipped into, going back and forth as the mood took me Beaton was essentially a butterfly around the aristocratic and smart sets in London and the USA He was waspish which makes these diaries worth reading , vain and normally acute in his observation and understanding but also silly at times It is noteworthy that many of the names he floated around are now no longer known. This book has some points of interest It s great to read about this observant man s point of view on society and his great many acquaintances This was a diary written from 1965 69 and you have a background of societal change the hippy movements, the Moon landing, the Vietnam war.Besides, Beaton was acquainted with everyone that was anyone back then, so you get his views on everyone from the Royal family, to the Rolling Stones, to film stars and a lot of people with pompous names and titles.Be This book has some points of interest It s great to read about this observant man s point of view on society and his great many acquaintances This was a diary written from 1965 69 and you have a background of societal change the hippy movements, the Moon landing, the Vietnam war.Besides, Beaton was acquainted with everyone that was anyone back then, so you get his views on everyone from the Royal family, to the Rolling Stones, to film stars and a lot of people with pompous names and titles.Beaton striked me as a bit of a drama queen, a little hypocondriac and forever wanting to be secluded and quiet but invariably drawn to society life, gossip and dinner parties and not only for work reasons But we should be aware that this is a diary so one is allowed a certain amount of self absortion and hysteria in a personal diary.A word of advice on the last section of the book don t read it It s the most boring, repetitive, uninsteresting piece of writing I have EVER come across Beaton is working in New York on a play about Coco Chanel and he rambles on and on and on about the difficulties he faces with the loathed Katharine Hepburn and the rest of the crew til you re about to tear your hair out in despair I really disagree with his biography on the interest of this last section it should have been edited to save the readers some grief I absolutely relished this book.