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LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)COW/4/I/2/72
TitleBeaton, Cecil
Extent15 items
Date[mid-20th century]
DescriptionCorrespondence from Cecil Beaton [Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton, born 1904 and died 1980, English fashion and portrait photographer, diarist, and designer].

1/ Transcript of a letter from Cecil Beaton of the Sherry-Netherland, Fifth Avenue at 59th Street, New York, dated Sunday 16th March 1952. Letter is addressed to ‘My dear Noel’. Is enchanted’ by 'Quadrille'.

2/ Copy of transcript 1.

3/ Transcript of a letter from Cecil Beaton of 8 Pelham Place, undated. Letter is addressed to ‘Dear Noel’. He is still unwell.

4/ Transcript of a letter from Cecil Beaton of the Sherry-Netherland, Fifth Avenue at 59th Street, New York, dated Saturday 29th March 1952. Letter is addressed to ‘My dearest Noel’. He has spent time working on the costume designs for 'Quadrille'.

5/ Transcript of a letter from Cecil Beaton of 8 Pelham Place, dated 1952. Letter is addressed to ‘My dear Noel’. He has been in communication with Michael Joseph who has shown him the Rogers and Hart Book.

6/ Transcript of a letter from Cecil Beaton of Redditch House, Broad Chalke, Salisbury, dated Sunday 14th September 1952. Letter is addressed to ‘Dearest Noel’. Thanks Noel for sending him the book. Expresses his displeasure at the critics.

7/ Transcript of a letter from Cecil Beaton of The Ambassador, 341 Park Avenue, undated. Letter is addressed ‘Dearest N.’ Discusses the improvements that have been made to the recent production.

8/ Transcript of a letter from Cecil Beaton of 8 Pelham Place, dated 11th September. Letter is addressed to ‘Dearest Noel’. He has enjoyed working of ‘this Enchanting Play’ with Noel.

9/ Transcript of a letter from Cecil Beaton of The Drake, Park Avenue at 56th Street, New York, dated Wednesday March 1959. Letter is addressed to ‘Dearest Noel’. Hopes that Noel is not irritated with the critics.

10/ Transcript of a letter from Cecil Beaton of 8 Pelham Place, dated December 11th, 1968. Letter is addressed to ‘Dearest Noel’. He misses Noel and would like them to meet. He is unwell.

11/ Transcript of a letter from Cecil Beaton of Reddish House, Broadchalke, Salisbury, dated December 27th, 1968. Letter is addressed to ‘Dearest Noel’. He is unable to visit Noel in New York. He will be flying out to California to do costumes for B. Streisand.

12/ Transcript of a letter from Cecil Beaton of St Regis Sheraton, Fifth Avenue and Fifty-fifth Street, New York, undated. Letter is addressed to ‘My dear Noel’. Sends blessings to Noel for his birthday.

13/ Transcript of a letter from Cecil Beaton of St Regis Sheraton, Fifth Avenue and Fifty-fifth Street, New York, dated 25th January 1970. Congratulates Noel on his knighthood.

14/ Transcript of a letter from Cecil Beaton of 8 Pelham Place, dated July 1972. Letter is addressed to ‘Dearest Noel’. Is sorry to have missed Noel on his last visit. He has been travelling extensively.

15/ Transcript of a letter from Cecil Beaton of 8 Pelham Place, dated 7th September 1972. Letter is addressed to ‘Dearest Noel’. He enjoyed his stay at Noel’s ‘mountain hideout’. He would like to visit Noel more often.
NotesFormer reference: Section I Personal Correspondence of Noël Coward, Box 1
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