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My Royal Past, The Memoirs of Baroness von Bulop
My Royal Past The Memoirs of Baroness von Bulop Author:Cecil Beaton Memoirs, memoirs...from field marshals on the one hand to statesmen on the other, volley and blunder. How refreshing to be able to turn from these contemporary clamors to a more peaceful but nonetheless fascinating age, to recall, shall we say, the beau monde of yesteryear. The literary world of the Thirties rocked to the first publication (it... more »self an acts of great perception in 1939) of the Baroness von Bulop's own memoirs. Never before has the extravagances and intimate foibles of the titled been so brilliantly recorded as in the vivid picture of the splendors of a small European court during the palmy pre-war days gone forever. Now, long since the original classic of royal behavior acquired the appellation "collector's item", it is available again.
The reminiscences of this extraordinary woman have been edited by Mr. Cecil Beaton, who has selected the photographs, official and personal, and the period drawings by a contemporary illustrator which adorn the pages. There is a foreword by Major Wilcox Hubbersty, a brief preface by Mr. Beaton, and a frontispiece from an oil painting of the Baroness done by a well-known court painter of the time.« less