Noel & Cole: The Sophisticates

Noel & Cole

The Sophisticates

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ISBN10: 0634093029 ISBN13: 9780634093029 Publisher: Hal Leonard Books Published: Mar 1 2005 Pages: 360 Weight: 1.44lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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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 Based on access to previously unpublished manuscripts, lyrics, scores, and letters, plus dozens of interviews.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 section devoted to the analysis of select works.

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