New York: Putnam, 1954. 1st US Edition. Quarto, publisher's light blue cloth, spine and upper board stamped in silver, original illustrated dust jacket.
First US edition of this illustrated anthology of creative luminaries from celebrated multidisciplinary artist Cecil Beaton and "bad boy" theater critic Kenneth Tynan. Comprising 100 commentaries by Tynan with accompanying full-page photos by Beaton, this A-to-Z gallery of personally selected famous faces features the likes of Henry Green, Greta Garbo, Pablo Picasso, Cole Porter, Tennessee Williams, and many more. Illustrated in color and black-and-white with Beaton’s portraits and illustrations. Published simultaneously in the UK. Early ownership inscription to front endpaper. Light toning to spine and board edges; unclipped dust jacket with some chipping and edgewear. Very good. Item #5783