Tales from Tinseltown…recording them now…I'll let you know when it's story time.
“It was about eleven o’clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills.” Raymond Chandler
Myrna Loy and Clark Gable, on the level about Hollywood
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Some say that Coward was nothing a more than a less courageous re-working of Wilde. Something given substance by this quote I guess. But for me there was something more, not only in the daring works ‘The Vortex’, ‘Design for Living’ but actually in his way of living which was remarkably open and un-self-hating for the times.
He was quite a way ahead of his times methinks.
The Perfumed Dandy
I’ve heard Kenneth Tynan’s quote about the “congenital bachelor” but I always thought it should have read, “congenial” – most congenial! He wrote one of my favorite short stories of all time… “What Mad Pursuit?” Have you read it?
How terribly saucy of Noel, I do approve!
It is worth noting however that Coward was not always so “congenial” as a person, it doesn’t reflect on the work but it’s worth bearing in mind.
we ADORE noel.
and especially in this clip:
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