Noel & Cole: The Sophisticates

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Hal Leonard Corporation, Mar 1, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 360 pages
First time in Paperback! Noel Coward and Cole Porter's fascinating lives celebrated. Fresh on the heels of the popular motion picture based on Cole Porter's life called De-Lovely, Noel and Cole presents a fresh and often surprising portrait of these two geniuses. The author provides insight into both men's private lives - including a frank discussion of their homosexuality - while illuminating their musical achievements. Born an ocean apart - one in Indiana, the other in England - Cole Porter and Noel Coward have come to represent the ultimate in sophistication and urbanity. Noel and Cole will be an essential reference as well as a fascinating dual biography of two men who brought style and dazzle to the art of popular entertainment. * Based on access to previously unpublished manuscripts, lyrics, scores, and letters, plus dozens of interviews * Includes a chronology and a fifty-page section devoted to the analysis of select works
 

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Witty, urbane, and enormously gifted, Noel Coward and Cole Porter were both born in small towns and encouraged by strong mothers. Both were gay, died in their 73rd year, and, in a field dominated by ... Read full review

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Noel and Cole is a courageous and highly successful chronicle of two great legends of the theater, music, and film worlds during the first half of the 20th century. Citron carefully documents the pair ... Read full review

Contents

COLE 18911909
8
NOEL 18991917
17
COLE 19091917
29
NOEL 19171921
40
COLE 19171924
48
NOEL 19211924
63
COLE 19241930
72
NOEL 19241929
86
NOEL 19451950
194
COLE 19451951
211
NOEL 19501959
223
COLE 19521964
238
NOEL 19591973
250
Postlude
262
Chronology
266
ANALYSIS OF SELECTED PORTER SONGS
283

COLE 19301935
100
NOEL 19291932
114
COLE 19351937
135
NOEL 19331937
146
COLE 19371939
161
NOEL 19381945
169
COLE 19391944
182
ANALYSIS OF SELECTED COWARD SONGS
310
Glossary of Musical Terms
336
Bibliography
338
Credits
340
Index
342
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