Performing Arts

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Katherine Hepburn as Coco. The New Musical

The programme for the Beaton-designed musical of Coco Chanel.

All At Sea

Cecil Beaton's second dust jacket, created for the Sitwell brothers.


Beaton's personal account of his love affair with ballet.


Silk-bound limited and signed deluxe edition of Beaton's personal account of his love affair with ballet.

Cecil Beaton's Fair Lady

Beaton's memoir of his role as the set and costume designer for 'My Fair Lady'.

Jeanne de Casalis and Tom Douglas in 'Fata Morgana'. An Original Drawing by Cecil Beaton

A signed early drawing by Cecil Beaton.

Persona Grata

Cecil Beaton's amusing alphabetical anthology of 100 living people.

Quadrille. A Romantic Comedy in Three Acts

Nol Coward's romantic comedy, with a dust jacket design by Cecil Beaton.

Sadler's Wells Ballet. First American Appearance 1949

Souvenir programme for the Sadler's Wells Ballet, with a cover design by Cecil Beaton.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde's play, illustrated by Cecil Beaton.

The Masque. A Theatre Notebook. [A complete run of 9 Numbers]

A complete run of the post-war theatre magazine, with three issues devoted to Rex Whistler.

Fellini's Films

A sumptuous compendium of film stills from all of Federico Fellini's films up to 1977.

L'Arte del Costume nel Cinema di Luchino Visconti

A rare catalogue celebrating the costumes of Piero Tosi for Visconti's films.

Leon Bakst and the Ballets Russes

Charles Spencer's important illustrated biography of Bakst.

Oliver Messel. A Biography

An illustrated biography of Messel's life, work, theatre designs and interiors.

Les Ballets de Paris de Roland Petit. Cyrano de Bergerac

Souvenir ballet programme with costume designs by Yves Saint Laurent.

Studies in Ballet

William Chappell writes and illustrates his thoughts on ballet.

A Background for Domenico Scarlatti 1685-1757 written for his two hundred and fiftieth anniversary [Association Copy]

An association copy of Sitwell's biography of the Italian composer.

Glyndebourne Festival Opera 1958

A 1958 Glyndebourne Opera programme with a cover design by Oliver Messel.

Original Design for a Dancing Sailor Costume by Berkeley Sutcliffe
Original Design for a Dancing Sailor Costume by Berkeley Sutcliffe

A design for a girl's sailor costume for the musical 'Judy in Love'.

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