A perfect confluence of Beaton this week in anticipation of 'Cecil Beaton At Home: Ashcombe and Reddish" opening on the 23rd-and this week's earlier post. Penelope Tree remembers her friend Cecil Beaton, in British Vogue's June issue and talks David Bailey's film Beaton by Bailey. The star of the film other than Beaton is no doubt Penelope Tree. Their chemistry is magical-and after reading Tree's piece in Vogue, their friendship long standing.
Tree, Datura by Beaton
from their session at Reddish House-as seen in the Bailey Film
Tree caught Beaton's attention at Truman Capote's Black and White Ball, then just 16, wearing a daring black knit dress cut from there to beyond there. According to Tree, Beaton rescued her from the wall -dancing with her and making her not wanting of partners for the rest of the evening.
Enjoy the film-it's a charmer, all 60 minutes of it, and smile when Beaton turns his camera to the enigmatic beauty, Penelope Tree amongst the datura at Reddish House.
follow the Link to see the film HERE.