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 De-Lovely, Noel And Cole presents a delightful 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 Based on access to previously unpublished manuscripts, lyrics, scores, and letters, plus dozens of interviews, the book also includes a chronology and a fifty-page section devoted to the analysis of select works.