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Quote • CECIL BEATON • The Burtons

Cecil Beaton by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), bromide print on cream-toned paper, 1920s

Cecil Beaton by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), bromide print on cream-toned paper, 1920s

“I’ve always despised the Burtons for their vulgarity, commonness and crass bad taste. Richard Burton is as butch and coarse as only a Welshman can be. Elizabeth Taylor is everything I dislike, combining the worst of American and English taste.” Cecil Beaton quoted in The Times, November 2017

8 comments on “Quote • CECIL BEATON • The Burtons

  1. beetleypete

    You’re back! Hurrah!
    And with a killer acid-tongued quote from Beaton too.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  2. First Night Design

    Up to a point, Lord Copper! I will never return to the same furious pace so don’t expect me to visit every day. x

  3. beetleypete

    Lord Copper? I had to confirm my memory that it was something to do with Evelyn Waugh, but my brain has failed to make the connection this afternoon. I hope you are enjoying the rest, and feeling much better. x

  4. First Night Design

    Scoop! Not enough rest yet obtained since I’ve been in and out of the hospital but not feeling too bad at present. x

  5. wavingatwales

    Great to see you back, hope you are on the mend.

  6. First Night Design

    On the mend, no, but feeling better! Thanks!

  7. hitandrun1964

    So happy to see you again. 🙂 Glad you’re feeling better. And I think Liz was a wonderful woman.

  8. First Night Design

    Good to see you too. I admired Miss T for her activism but not her acting except, perhaps, Virginia Woolf!

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