FILM: David Bailey on Cecil Beaton, 1971

Above: David Bailey and Cecil Beaton, 1971
Above: David Bailey and Cecil Beaton, 1971

Photographer David Bailey was an early migrant from the still to moving image as this short film made for UK television in 1971 demonstrates. This film is not only a meeting of photographic generations it also acts as a time capsule of the London scene at the time featuring models Penelope Tree, Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton, artist David Hockney, and fashion designer Ossie Clark as well as New York contributions from writer Truman Capote and legendary fashion editor, director and editor Diana Vreeland.

The Beaton film was one of a commissioned series of three, with the others focusing on Andy Warhol and Luchino Visconti.


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