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A divertissement in four parts in which Sir John Gielgud. in conversation with John Miller. takes an international look over half a century working on stage and screen.
3: Blue in the First Act and Pink in the Last
' Cecil Beaton said, " If I do a new set you've got to change their dresses over." And Dorothy Hyson, who was playing
Lady Windermere, said, "I can't change my clothes. I feel skittish in the pink dress to elope with the young man and in the last act I feel motherly in the blue dress." So we sat until about two in the morning arguing with Beaton, who was absolutely adamant ... Finally, I got my way, but he made the most terrible fuss and didn't speak to me. When we got to London I went down to the Haymarket and I said rather timidly. hoping to make it up. " Cecil, anything I can do for you this morning? " And he said, " Only congratulate me on my genius," and walked off:'


Unknown: Sir John Gielgud.
Unknown: John Miller.
Unknown: Cecil Beaton
Producer: John Powell

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