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Cecil Beaton's Bright Young ThingsThe National Portrait Gallery London is temporarily closed from Wednesday 18th March 2020 until further notice, in order to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. From fashion shoots for Vogue and redefining portraits of the Royal Family to compassionate documentation of the Second World War and dazzling shots of the golden age of Hollywood, Cecil Beaton had an illustrious, wide-ranging photography career and this spring the National Portrait Gallery will be putting his works in the spotlight once again with its new exhibition, Cecil Beaton's Bright Young Things. Putting rarely exhibited prints by the renowned photographer on display, the exhibition will explore the glamorous world of the 'Bright Young Things' of the twenties and thirties featuring the likes of socialite Edwina Mountbatten, composer William Walton and costume designer Oliver Messel. A celebrity in his own right, Beaton's own life will also be touched upon through self-portraits and third-party captures.

 

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