Guests at Sotheby’s in New York got to have a sneak peek at the new Cecil Beaton documentary Love, Cecil, ahead of its official US launch next month.
The documentary, which is directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, includes previously unseen footage and stills from the photographer, and features excerpts from his diaries wittily narrated by Rupert Everett.
Love, Cecil offers a fascinating insight into the photographer’s life including his time spent as a photographer during World War II, his relationship with the Royal Family and his alleged affair with Greta Garbo.
The director introduced the film to guests at the private screening that was hosted by Sotheby’s and Zeitgeist Films in association with Kino Lorber.
The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, consisting of over 100,000 negatives and 9,000 vintage prints, is located at Sotheby’s in London and managed by Art Agency Partners. Click here for more information on licensing images and buying prints.
Love, Cecil will open at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Monroe Theatre on 29 June with a national release across the US to follow.
MAIN IMAGE: CECIL BEATON ON SET IN NEW YORK IN THE 30'S ©THE CECIL BEATON STUDIO ARCHIVE AT SOTHEBY’S