The Private Lives of NoŽl and Gertie: Two Classic Biographies in One Volume
Two classic biographies published together for the first time to celebrate the legendary show business partnership of Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence.
Noel Coward's personal tribute to Gertrude Lawrence in the play he wrote for her expresses the full power of their creative relationship: "Sometimes, in Private Lives, I would look across the stage at her and she would simply take my breath away."
A star in her own right, Gertrude Lawrence was the original leading lady of many West End and Broadway shows including The King and I and Lady in the Dark. Coward, the actor, director, playwright and composer gave us unforgettable hits including Hay Fever, Blithe Spirit, Bitter Sweet, Present Laughter, Design for Living and Tonight at Eight-Thirty. His screenplays include the patriotic In Which We Serve and the romantic classic Brief Encounter.
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