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26th April, 2016

A Biographer's Life: The Quest for Beaton, Garbo, Leigh and the Beau Monde

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26th April, 2016
18:00 to 20:30
RHS East London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince's Street W1G 0BJ
Free but booking is essential

Hugo Vickers is a well-known biographer of many 20th century figures, including Cecil Beaton, Vivien Leigh, Greta Garbo, Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough, the Queen Mother, Princess Andrew of Greece, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. He has been writing biographies since his early 20s.  He is also an acknowledged expert on the Royal Family. In his talk Vickers will talk of some of the adventures in producing these books, not to mention the pitfalls and hazards.  And in particular he will talk about Cecil Beaton, whose life took him five years to research.

The talk is hosted by the Centre for Fashion Curation.

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