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MS Thr 979

Beaton, Cecil, 1904-1980. Cecil Beaton costume and set designs, 1950-1962: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: pfd, ppf
Call No.: MS Thr 979
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Beaton, Cecil, 1904-1980.
Title: Cecil Beaton costume and set designs,
Date(s): 1950-1962.
Quantity: 1 collection (9 drawings in 9 folders (.5 linear feet.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Costume and set designs for various theatrical productions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Purchased with the Oenslager Fund; received: 2003 September 22.
Purchased with Frank E. Chase Bequest; received: 2004 August 31.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Irina Klyagin.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Cecil Beaton Costume and Set Designs, 1950-1962 (MS Thr 979). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton was a celebrated English photographer, artist and stage and costume designer for theater and film.


Arranged alphabetically by title of production.

Scope and Contents

Contains set and costume designs for New York City Ballet productions of Illuminations, Picnic at Tintagel, and Swan Lake; costume designs for School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, and caricature of Katharine Cornell in Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.

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