The Noël Coward Suite at The Algonquin Hotel

The photographs below were taken during an evening of dedication at The Algonquin Hotel. Those in attendance included Sir Philip Thomas, British Consul-General who made the dedication. Honoured guests included Alan Brodie, Barry Day, Lynne Carey Day, Jerry Hogan, Geoffrey Johnson, Barbara Longford and Ken Starrett. Steve Ross and Klea Blackhurst entertained at the dedication. There was a surprise appearance of Sir Peter Hall who was staying at The Algonquin and was invited to attend by our Chairman Barbara Longford.

Following the dedication ceremony guests were invited to dinner in the Oak Room where eight cabaret artists and actors provided an evening of entertainment about Coward. Those performing were: Steve Ross, Jim dale, Dana Ivey, Maude Maggart , Andrea Marcovicci, KT Sullivan, Jane Summerhays

These first photographs are of the suite itself - click on a thumbnail to see a full photograph:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© The Noël Coward Society 2005

Posters of Coward productions and the period wardrobe in the suite. A view from the lounge through the hallway in the suite. A selection of Playbill programmes on the wall of the suite
One of a series of colour portraits taken by Horst Tappe. Letters written by Sir Noël Coward to the noted theatre critic Alexander Woollcott - (a transcription will be available here very shortly) Books donated by the Noël Coward Society from the archive collection bequeathed to it by the Noël Coward Estate on the closure of the Coward Office in Cadogan Street, London. The collection was previously kept by the late Joan Hirst who was Coward's last secretary.
 
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