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“The Apotheosis of Edith”: Artifice and Noblesse Oblige in Cecil Beaton’s Portraits of the Sitwell Siblings

Melissa Bradshaw

in The Many Facades of Edith Sitwell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054421
eISBN:
9780813053165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054421.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on Cecil Beaton’s famous photographs of Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell. These photographs offer a summary of the ideological motivations for the Sitwells’ artistic ... More


The Affair Beaton and a Conversation Piece

Allen Ellenzweig

in George Platt Lynes: The Daring Eye

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780190219666
eISBN:
9780190219697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190219666.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Dance

Glenway’s autobiographical story (published posthumously) “A Visit to Priapus” reveals him living chastely under a spell cast by Monroe and George. Glenway’s journals show George frankly rebuffing ... More


A Country House; Cocteau in Coney Island; The Sleepwalker

Allen Ellenzweig

in George Platt Lynes: The Daring Eye

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780190219666
eISBN:
9780190219697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190219666.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Dance

George photographs Cecil Beaton, who introduces his work to Edna Chase, Vogue’s editor-in-chief. In 1935–1936, George’s fashion obligations proceed apace with four pictures each in March editions of ... More


New Exile

Vincent Giroud

in Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nabokov left France in 1933 to lecture at the Barnes Foundation. Shortly afterward, his ballet Union Pacific, on a scenario by poet Archibald MacLeish, the first ballet on an American theme, ... More


Vanessa: At last, an American grand opera!

Barbara B. Heyman

in Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190863739
eISBN:
9780190054786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863739.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, American

When it was performed in 1958, Barber’s opera Vanessa was the first new American work produced by the Metropolitan Opera since 1947 and only the twentieth since the opening of the opera house in ... More


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