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Vickers, Hugo

Overview
Works: 52 works in 208 publications in 3 languages and 6,515 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Diaries  Pictorial works  History  Biographies  Photographs  Portraits  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Biography‡vPictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: TR140.B4, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Hugo Vickers
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Most widely held works by Hugo Vickers
Cecil Beaton : a biography by Hugo Vickers( Book )

31 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice : Princess Andrew of Greece by Hugo Vickers( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the life of Great Britain's Princess Alice, who married Prince Andrew of Greece in 1903, a union that plunged her into a life of turmoil, fraught with war, exile, and execution
Vivien Leigh by Hugo Vickers( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loving Garbo : the story of Greta Garbo, Cecil Beaton, and Mercedes de Acosta by Hugo Vickers( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""I was completely surprised at what was happening ... It is only on such occasions that one realizes how fantastic life can be," the British photographer Cecil Beaton wrote in his diary one day late in 1947. He was setting down an account of his first sexual encounter with Greta Garbo. They had become friends nearly two years earlier, when she confided to him, "My bed is very small and chaste. I hate it." He impetuously proposed marriage to her, and she declined, but then months later she came to his room at the Plaza Hotel in New York, drew the curtains, and they became lovers. Beaton had reason to be surprised at this turn of events. For one thing, his romantic attachments were almost exclusively with men and would continue to be. Garbo's sexuality, like everything about her, remains mysterious, but certainly included women, as Beaton well knew. One of her lovers in Hollywood in the thirties was the screenwriter Mercedes de Acosta, a friend of Beaton's who has the rare distinction of having had affairs with Garbo and Marlene Dietrich at the same time. As Alice B. Toklas wrote, "You can't dispose of Mercedes lightly."" "The story of Garbo and Beaton and Mercedes de Acosta is a complicated web of passionate relationships in a cosmopolitan social world encompassing Hollywood, New York, London, and Paris. The three of them loved and fought, came together and parted, for forty years. Loving Garbo is based on much previously unpublished material, including the letters of Beaton, Garbo, Mercedes, Dietrich, Anita Loos, Eva Le Gallienne, and many others. It provides an intimate view of Garbo that is both touching and surprising. At once exhilarating and exasperating, she inspired as much obsessive longing in real life as she did on screen."--Jacket
Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough by Hugo Vickers( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1987 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gladys Marie Spencer-Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (née Deacon; 1881 ? 1977), was a US socialite famous for her good looks. She was the mistress and later the second wife of Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough. Born in Paris, Gladys Marie Deacon was the daughter of Edward Deacon and his wife Florence, daughter of Admiral Charles H. Baldwin. She had three sisters and a brother who died in infancy. Her father was imprisoned after shooting her mother's lover to death in 1892 and the girl was sent to school at the Convent de l?Assomption at Auteuil. After Edward's release from prison, Florence abducted Gladys from the convent. The couple was divorced in 1893 and the custody of the three older children, including Gladys, was given to Edward. He took them to the United States, where Deacon remained for the next three years. Edward Deacon soon became mentally unstable and was hospitalised at McLean Hospital, dying there in 1901. Deacon and her sisters returned to France to live with their mother."
Debrett's book of the royal wedding by Hugo Vickers( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind closed doors : the tragic, untold story of the Duchess of Windsor by Hugo Vickers( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author has had a fascination with the story of the Duchess of Windsor since he was a young man. This book brings a fresh perspective on the story by focussing on the later years of exile: the criminal exploitation of an old sick woman after the death of her husband. She was ruthlessly exploited by a French lawyer called Suzanne Blum. Some members of the Royal Family, like Mountbatten and the Queen Mother, don't emerge with much credit, either. Using previously unpublished papers and other personal testaments, Hugo Vickers relates a tragic story which has lost none of its resonance over the years since the Duchess died in 1986
The unexpurgated Beaton : the Cecil Beaton diaries as he wrote them, 1970-1980 by Cecil Beaton( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New York, San Francisco, Palm Beach, Rio and Greece, on the Amalfi coast; at shooting parties in the English countryside, on yachts, at garden parties at Buckingham Palace, at costume balls in Venice, Paris or London."--Jacket
Beaton in the sixties : the Cecil Beaton diaries as he wrote them, 1965-1969 by Cecil Beaton( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cecil Beaton was a photographer, illustrator, designer and writer. In the 60s he photographed The Rolling Stones, Penelope Tree and Twiggy, among others, and was as much a part of swinging London as they were. With a breathtaking range of artistic talents, he rose through English society to become portraitist of royalty, designer of theater and film sets and a true Renaissance personality. He's surprised by the congeniality of Princess Grace of Monaco, wooed by the petulant and perturbing Greta Garbo, chilled by the cold intellect of Robert Oppenheimer, sniping about Rudolph Nureyev with George Balanchine, competitive with Truman Capote, and adoring of Audrey (and Katharine) Hepburn. In this gossipy peep into the upper strata of artistic, intellectual and moneyed circles in an electric and tempestuous time, Beaton sees all with an artist's acuity, a photographer's sharpness and the keen intuition of a writer with something vital to say.--From publisher description
Elizabeth : the Queen Mother by Hugo Vickers( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From her privilaged aristocratic childhood, to the abdication and the problems with Diana - this book questions how Elizabeth the Queen Mother faced her challenges and crises, assesses her role, how powerful she was, and how she coped. This is a candid, personal portrait of one of Britain's most loved national treasures
The private world of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor by Hugo Vickers( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cecil Beaton : portraits & profiles by Cecil Beaton( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cecil Beaton was a fashion, portrait and war photographer, a diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award-winning stage and costume designer. He is one of the most celebrated portrait photographers of the twentieth century and is renowned for his images of elegance, glamour and style. This combines his photographs with excepts from his journals
Cocktails & laughter : the albums of Loelia Lindsay (Loelia, Duchess of Westminster) by Loelia Lindsay( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind closed doors by Hugo Vickers( Recording )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugo Vickers has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the royal family, and has had a fascination with the story of the Duchess of Windsor since he was a young man. This title focuses on the later years of exile
The kiss : the story of an obsession by Hugo Vickers( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We want the Queen by Hugo Vickers( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal orders by Hugo Vickers( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rich spoils of time by Frances Campbell-Preston( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horses and husbands : the memoirs of Etti Plesch by Hugo Vickers( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Etti Plesch died in April 2003, her obituary in "The Times" stated: 'Lately she had all but completed her memoirs, which were awaited with some trepidation in international society.' The only woman owner to have won the Derby twice and married 6 times, this book features her memoirs
Alexis : the memoirs of the Baron de Redé( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here are the long-waited , in somr cases feared, memoirs of the Baron de Rede, a man who lived his life at the heart of the beau monde, and knew where the aristocratic skeletons lie buried. ..." --Inside front jacket flap
 
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Alice : Princess Andrew of Greece
Alternative Names
Hugo Vickers British writer and broadcaster

Hugo Vickers Brits auteur

Vickers, Hugo 1951-

Languages
English (150)

German (2)

Russian (1)

Covers
Alice : Princess Andrew of GreeceLoving Garbo : the story of Greta Garbo, Cecil Beaton, and Mercedes de AcostaBehind closed doors : the tragic, untold story of the Duchess of WindsorThe unexpurgated Beaton : the Cecil Beaton diaries as he wrote them, 1970-1980Beaton in the sixties : the Cecil Beaton diaries as he wrote them, 1965-1969Elizabeth : the Queen MotherThe private world of the Duke and Duchess of WindsorThe kiss : the story of an obsession