Edited by Daniela Palazzoli. Introduction by Giuseppe Turroni.
Milan. Electa Editrice Portfolios. 1982. First edition. Italian edition. No. 381 of a limited edition of 1,000 copies. 4 text pages, 12 loose heliogravure prints by Beaton, with tissue guard-leaves. Housed in black card portfolio with title label pasted to front cover, with white card slip cover. 410 x 310mm (16¼ x 12¼"). 1kg. . Italian. Very good; light wear to white slipcover with some faint marks and creasing; lightly bumped along lower edge of slipcover and black card portfolio, with a couple of small surface tears, not affecting the plates; a crease and small mark to lower forecorner of first text page; the plates are in very good condition, with tissue guards.
A scarce portfolio of heliogravure prints reproducing some of Cecil Beaton's most iconic photographic portraits. The sitters featured are Gary Cooper, Buster Keaton, Marlene Dietrich, John Weissmuller, Greta Garbo, Marlon Brando, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin in High Society, Marilyn Monroe, Rudolf Nureyev, Edith Sitwell and Pablo Picasso.
From the Electa Portfoliosseries which produced finely printed portfolios focussing on a single photographer and reproducing prints of some of their greatest works.