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Famed photographer Cecil Beaton didn't just shoot pictures for Vogue and Vanity Fair, he also mingled with the cream of 20th century society. And he kept notes. Cecil Beaton kept diaries and also amassed dozens of scrapbooks now held by Sotheby's London. A new book from Assouline reveals these scrapbooks to the public. The 400 pages contains 600 images including his own prints and clippings from magazines, newspapers, and playbills, it's an assemblage of a fabulous and well-lived life. The book was assembled by James Danziger, the Director of Photography at the London Sunday Times Magazine, features editor of Vanity Fair, and director of Magnum New York. It goes on sale next week and sells for $250.