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Love, Cecil film screening

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

- $7

In Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s visually stunning film LOVE, CECIL, the glamorous world of the fashion/celebrity photographer and stage set designer, Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), comes alive. Using archival footage, interviews and readings from his diaries by actor Rupert Everett, we see the world as he transformed it, as he wished it to be. With sparkling wit and often unsparing criticism, the quintessentially British Beaton photographed luminaries of his era such as Great Garbo, Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn for Vogue magazine and Vanity Fair. His official pictures of the British royal family are as iconic as the Oscar-winning stage sets and designs for GIGI and MY FAIR LADY. The stylish society that Beaton documented, created and inhabited came crashing down when he scandalized the world of fashion in 1938 by inserting an anti-semitic slur into an illustration in American Vogue. He was fired from the magazine and his reputation was ruined. With many apologies and what looked like penance, he devoted himself to his work as a war photographer, capturing the solemnity and solidarity of Britons on the home front. Many of his photos at this time appeared in LIFE magazine. Postwar, he returned to his first love, photographing celebrities such as Dean Martin and Mick Jagger. However, his most famous work may be what he created for the stage and screen: the unforgettable Ascot race scene from MY FAIR LADY. With guest speaker, Director Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Time: 98 minutes


April 23
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Long Island Museum
1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY NY 11790 United States
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