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The Resource The letters of Cole Porter, [edited by] Cliff Eisen & Dominic McHugh

The letters of Cole Porter, [edited by] Cliff Eisen & Dominic McHugh

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The letters of Cole Porter
Title
The letters of Cole Porter
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[edited by] Cliff Eisen & Dominic McHugh
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Language
eng
Summary
The first comprehensive collection of the letters of one of the most successful American songwriters of the twentieth century. From Anything goes to Kiss me, Kate, Cole Porter left a lasting legacy of iconic songs including "You're the top," "Love for sale," and "Night and day." Yet, alongside his professional success, Porter led an eclectic personal life which featured exuberant parties, scandalous affairs, and chronic health problems. This extensive collection of letters (most of which are published here for the first time) dates from the first decade of the twentieth century to the early 1960s and features correspondence with stars such as Irving Berlin, Ethel Merman, and Orson Welles, as well as his friends and lovers. Cliff Eisen and Dominic McHugh complement these letters with lively commentaries that draw together the loose threads of Porter's life and highlight the distinctions between Porter's public and private existence. This book reveals surprising insights into his attitudes toward Hollywood and Broadway, and toward money, love, and dazzling success
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
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1891-1964
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Porter, Cole
Dewey number
782.14092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
letters
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1952-
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  • Eisen, Cliff
  • McHugh, Dominic
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  • Porter, Cole
  • Composers
  • MUSIC / History & Criticism
  • Porter, Cole
  • Composers
  • United States
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The letters of Cole Porter, [edited by] Cliff Eisen & Dominic McHugh
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 653) and index
Contents
From Peru, Indiana, to Broadway, 1891-1919 -- Cole Porter in Europe, 1918-1928 -- Porter's return to the United States, 1928-1937 -- Settled - and injured - in New York, 1937-1944 -- A Porter biopic and two flops, 1945-1947 -- Kiss me, Kate, 1948 -- From Kiss me, Kate to Out of this world, 1949-1950 -- From limbo to the writing of Can-can, 1951-1952 -- Two last Broadway hits, Can-can and Silk stockings, 1953-1954 -- Porter's last musicals, 1955-1957 -- The final years, 1958-1964
Control code
on1089493987
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 662 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300219272
Lccn
2019941063
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1089493987
Label
The letters of Cole Porter, [edited by] Cliff Eisen & Dominic McHugh
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 653) and index
Contents
From Peru, Indiana, to Broadway, 1891-1919 -- Cole Porter in Europe, 1918-1928 -- Porter's return to the United States, 1928-1937 -- Settled - and injured - in New York, 1937-1944 -- A Porter biopic and two flops, 1945-1947 -- Kiss me, Kate, 1948 -- From Kiss me, Kate to Out of this world, 1949-1950 -- From limbo to the writing of Can-can, 1951-1952 -- Two last Broadway hits, Can-can and Silk stockings, 1953-1954 -- Porter's last musicals, 1955-1957 -- The final years, 1958-1964
Control code
on1089493987
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 662 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300219272
Lccn
2019941063
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1089493987

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