Autograph letter signed to Beaton, from London

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Incomplete letter. Second page missing. Enjoyed the film of "My Fair Lady" enormously. The interiors were 'creative, fresh and unusual'. The costumes were 'a triumph' and with the Ascot scene, Beaton surpassed all that he has done before. It is a pity that Beaton did not get his own way in filming the exteriors on location in London. The general effect of Covent Garden was good, but when it came to detail, the 'real thing would have counted for a great deal'. The treatment of Stanley Holloway's numbers lacked imagination. Rex Harrison was 'superb'.

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