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Many Greetings to all of you ! http://www.kolumbus.fi/kalevi.ukkola/index.htm Sincerely, Kalevi Ukkola
Kalevi Ukkola <[email protected]>
Kotka, FINLAND - Friday, December 31, 1999 at 10:32:37 (GMT)
What a wonderful surprise to find this website. I noticed that browsing through the guestbook some people are looking for various items such as lyrics to songs etc. I'd like to recommend going to www.ebay.com which is a website for buying and selling practically anything and everything. I found that by searching on "Noel Coward" there were many items for sale (including 1953 a song book of Noels). Good luck and carry on this wonderful website.
David Sams <[email protected]>
Bethpage, NY, USA - Friday, December 31, 1999 at 02:13:13 (GMT)
Strange how potent sheet music is.
Ted Savetnick <[email protected]>
San Francisco, USA - Tuesday, December 21, 1999 at 02:33:25 (GMT)
Happy Birthday Noel - Thank you for your wit, talent and songs - you made the world a far better place than it would otherwise have been had you never existed. You are truly memorable - Thanks for the memory!!!
Eric Bonanno <[email protected]>
Sydney, Australia - Saturday, December 18, 1999 at 10:47:01 (GMT)
Happy Birthday Noel. You remain just as dear and funny as ever. Just as you must have known you would. Even today (12/16/1999) you made me laugh as you requested a bren gun and explained you can't continue throwing stones. Although this IS a changing world--the dream is NOT over, here's to the next century with you.
Christopher Travers <[email protected]>
Chicago, IL, USA - Friday, December 17, 1999 at 00:07:39 (GMT)
Happy Birthday Noel. You remain just as dear and funny as ever. Just as you must have known you would. Even today (12/16/1999) you made me laugh as you requested a bren gun and explained you can't continue throwing stones. Although this IS a changing world--the dream in NOT over, here's to the next century with you.
Christopher Travers <[email protected]>
Chicago, IL, USA - Friday, December 17, 1999 at 00:06:27 (GMT)
Sir Noel, Here is to a very happy birthday on "the other side". Hoping you are up there to "grin, high above the dreary 20th century din." Ah well,It was a "marvolous party"!
Paul W. <[email protected]>
USA - Thursday, December 16, 1999 at 15:31:27 (GMT)
It only comes once a century so raise your glass and make it dry and fruity
andrew young <[email protected]>
melbourne, Australia - Thursday, December 16, 1999 at 10:10:30 (GMT)
Desperately looking for "Cowardy Custard"! Preferably on CD. Any ideas? Email me at [email protected]
Mikael T. Zielinski <[email protected]>
New York & Stockholm, USA - Thursday, December 16, 1999 at 07:47:50 (GMT)
"Private lives" is a good play and we were very enjoyed by it. We whish you a merry christmas and a happy new year.And we hope we will see you later on the T.V.
LYCEE TOULOUSE LAUTREC
TOULOUSE, FRANCE - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 14:16:12 (GMT)
Great Website, I enjoyed the visit. Coward was one of a kind and it's quite sad the world hasn't paid more attention to the 100th anniversary of his birth.
John Godl <[email protected]>
Sydney, Australia - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 11:17:05 (GMT)
I have an oil painting of his. Anyone interested?
Noel <[email protected]>
San Diego, USA - Monday, December 06, 1999 at 15:40:02 (GMT)
I have been a fan of Sir Noel ever since I heard him deliver Ogden Nash's narration to Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals on an LP I listened to as a child. When I was nineteen (one year before the Master's death), I acquired thetwo LP collection The Noel Coward Album, and some years later I came across two of his HMV 78's, "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" and "Don't Let's Be Beastly To the Germans". Most recently, I saw a production of Blithe Spirit at the Bristol Riverside Theatre in Bristol, PA, and two weeks later I was at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End for the very enjoyable Song At Twilight with Vanessa and Corin Redgrave. At the same time, Philadelphia-based actor/director Will Stutts, who knew Coward during his youth (Stutts is a relative of the late Tallulah Bankhead), performed his acclaimed Noel Coward at the Cafe de Paris, a production which I first saw a decade ago. I am glad to see a website for this twentieth century Renaissance Man, and I hope to see Waiting In the Wings on Broadway this winter.
Robert J. Robbins <[email protected]>
Broomall, PA, USA - Saturday, December 04, 1999 at 02:51:40 (GMT)
Just saw "Song at Twlight" with Vanessa and Corin Redgrave at the Gielgud Theatre in London. Saw the page for your web site and looked it up. Loved the play; Vanessa Redgrave lit up the stage. Plan to see "Waiting in the Wings" in NY this winter.
Elizabeth Blakeslee <[email protected]>
Washington, USA - Saturday, November 20, 1999 at 19:02:29 (GMT)
I'm am in the process of righting a research paper comparing Edward Albe's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf" and Noel Coward's "Hayfever". I was intrigued by the fact that reality, as experienced by the characters, was essentially a game. Any insights along this line would be greatly appreciated.
Rebbecca Reed <[email protected]>
Berkeley, USA - Thursday, November 18, 1999 at 00:26:07 (GMT)
Has anyone heard of a lost verse in "Mad About The Boy"? Unpublished, I'm not even sure that he wrote it, but it's sung by a married gentleman who is in the same state of mind as the Parlour maid and the schoolgirl created by Bea Lillie. Here are some fragments: ....The dreams Iíve had about the boy When I told my wife She said sheíd never heard such nonsense in her life Her lack of sympathy embarrassed me And frankly made me glad about the boy ......... three times has tried to psychoanalyze me I rise above it Frankly I just love it any more clues would be appreciated.
James Biddlecombe <[email protected]>
London, UK - Sunday, November 14, 1999 at 16:03:37 (GMT)
THERE IS AN EVENING CALLED COWARDY CUSTARD AT STAFFORD GATEHOUSE THEATRE FROM WEDS 17 NOV 99 - SAT 20 NOV 99. BOX OFFICE 01785 254653. CHOCK FULL OF HIS WONDERFUL WORK! THERE ARE STILL TICKETS.
STEPHEN FREEMAN <[email protected]>
STAFFORDSHIRE, Uk - Saturday, November 13, 1999 at 18:26:19 (GMT)
In association with the Noel Coward Appreciation Society of South Australia I am currently engaged in writing a history of Noel's visit to Australia in November and December 1940 in aid of the British War Effort and Red Cross. I have found valuable archival material in local papers and also brief references in Noel's own autobiography, but I would be pleased to hear from anyone out there who may have other suggestions for source material, or perhaps mementos or personal memories of this tour. I have already received phone calls from several ex-servicemen and women who can remember Noel's visit, some of which who had first-hand meetings with The Master, so this is not so impossible a request as it first seems! I'm having a Marvellous Party researching this event. For example, did you know Noel wrote an additional verse to "Mrs Worthington" which was considered too offensive for public performance, but gave the troops great delight? It's quoted in Methuens "Lyrics of Noel Coward", but for those who can't access this book I've included it here. Dont' put your daughter on the stage, Mrs Worthington, Don't put your daughter on the stage. One look at her bandy legs should prove She hasn't got a chance In addition to which The son of a bitch Can neither sing nor dance! She's a VILE girl, and uglier than mortal sin One look at her has put me in A tearing bloody rage! That sufficed Mrs Worthington CHRIST! Mrs Worthington Don't put your daughter on the stage!!!! ------------------------------------- It's great to know this website exists. Thanks most sincerely to all responsible.
Julian rady <[email protected]>
Adelaide, South Australia - Friday, November 12, 1999 at 02:58:54 (GMT)
IF YOU ENJOY NOEL COWARD YOU WILL ENJOY A REVIVAL OF THE MERMAID'S 'COWARDY CUSTARD' AT THE NEW ARCH THEATRE IN LONDON'S WATERLOO. THIS IS A REVUE TO MARK THE CENTENARY OF THE GREAT NOEL COWARD'S BIRTH - 16 DECEMBER. 'THIS SHOW IS BOTH FUNNY AND POIGNANT AND DEMONSTRATES NOEL COWARD'S MASTERY OF MUSIC, COMEDY AND DRAMA' SAYS DIRECTOR MARK PULLIN. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IT IS BEING SHOWN FOR A SHORT RUN 16 - 19 DECEMBER. RETURN VIA E-MAIL FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
Amanda Howarth <[email protected]>
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Sunday, November 07, 1999 at 21:25:53 (GMT)
Noel Coward is alive and well in Switzerland! To mark the Centenary, The Geneva English Drama Society will present "Nude with Violin" at the Comedie de Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland November 16 - 19 1999
juliet fall <[email protected]>
Geneva, Switzerland - Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 12:10:27 (BST)
Please note that the phone number for the Noel Coward Appreciation Society of South Australia has been incorrectly listed. It should be 08 8 272 52 64. Our e-mail address is [email protected] We would be delighted to talk to other fans of Noel Coward. We will be raising our glasses to The Master on his birthday. We hope you will join us.
kerry hailstone <[email protected]>
adelaide, south australia - Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 02:04:12 (BST)
We enjoyed the recent production of COWARDY CUSTARD by Quasar productions at the NT Clandon House - does anybody know where we can get a CD of the music?
Martin Lawrence <[email protected]>
Cobham, UK - Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 20:14:07 (BST)
In conjunction with MSU, I am compiling a porfolio of artists who have contributed to theatre for an educational, research web page, and would like to include a picture of Noel Coward. The material will be available to general itnernet users as well as MSU students, and all materials will be credited to the copyright holder in acknowledgments. Can you please tell me whom at the Noel Coward Estate I would contact about obtaining permission to use the photograph on this page for our site, or about obtaining another photograph of Mr. Coward in the latter part of his life. Thankyou. [email protected]
Patricia A. Lauch <[email protected]>
East Lansing, USA - Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 18:14:31 (BST)
I am trying to find the music to "What's Going to happen to the Tots?" I have both the British and American lyrics.
Thomas F. Connolly <[email protected]>
Boston, USA - Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at 19:12:55 (BST)
I am looking for a song,by Noel Coward.The subject was how rude tourists are. I don't know the title. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Tom Dudley <[email protected]>
Arlington, USA - Monday, September 27, 1999 at 19:53:22 (BST)
am in search of photograph of noel coward and gertrude lawrence
santo giglio <[email protected]>
brockport,n.y., USA - Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 22:49:10 (BST)
I bought the Divine Comedy best of Cd and the amazing rendition of the song "I've been to a marvelous party" which they covered for the Twentieth Century Blues project appears as one of there tracks. I never really knew that Noel Coward wrote such funny songs as the only ones i had ever heard were Sail Away and I'll see you again, from when i was a child. It is amazing really how he still has a modern image despite being dead for is it 26 years!! Anyway this is a fantastic site and appropriate for such an important icon of the 20th century!! I hope the music lasts forever.
Paul Philpott <[email protected]>
Maidstone, United Kingdom - Monday, September 06, 1999 at 15:38:45 (BST)
This is a great website. I am actualy doing some looking around for someone I know who is a huge Noel Coward fan. I am looking for a piece of sheet music signed or unsigned. I am looking to frame this with a signature I have as a gift for the above mentioned person. Can anyone help me out? Thanks very much. Cathy Peterson
Catherine Peterson <[email protected]>
Alden, USA - Friday, August 27, 1999 at 20:28:41 (BST)
This is a wonderful site and very welcome. I am the author of Noel Coward: A bio-bibliography, which is published by Greenwood Press. It is a very complete (a few years old)compendium of all his works, production history, including radio and tv and recordings...if anyone is interested in a copy they can contact me. Hope this site goes on for a long time. stephen cole
Stephen Cole <[email protected]>
NYC, USA - Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 04:46:26 (BST)
I need a favour - I've got a group of Americans staying who went to a Coward play this week. They've asked me for the lyrics to "I'll See you again"! I know some of it but not a lot Any help out there? They go home on Sunday 22nd at 6.30 as well Thanks for any info Paul
Paul Scanlan <[email protected]>
Tunbridge Wells, UK - Friday, August 20, 1999 at 19:13:26 (BST)
Delighted to know this web site exists. Have been a disciple of The Master's for multiple decades now and look forward to the Carnegie Hall doings in the fall. Does anyone know who is teaching the Saturday morning class there?
Sylvia Lawler <[email protected]>
Allentown, USA - Friday, August 20, 1999 at 18:49:03 (BST)
Looking for info on Eleanor Coward Hodgson, born Northern England and believed to be a second cousin of Noel Coward. That is family lore anyway. Pls send info if possible. Thanks in advance.
M. Hodgson <[email protected]>
Toronto, Canada - Wednesday, August 18, 1999 at 23:21:17 (BST)
Albeit an adaptation, our cast of "High Spirits" would like to wish Sir Coward a very happy birthday indeed. May his spirit remain eternally blithe in his home sweet heaven!
The cast of "High Spirits" <[email protected]>
New York, USA - Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 21:28:58 (BST)
Where exactly was the Noel Coward Estate in Jamaica? I have found a place off of St. Ann's Bay called High Hope to which he was said to have visited on numerous occasions. I believe this place had been a retiree spot for british officers some time ago. The ladder part of October I will be visiting this location to review the talked about Library that has also stood the test of time. I would appreciate any info on this matter. Thankyou.
Daniel S. Lane <[email protected]>
Cuba - Friday, August 13, 1999 at 14:49:57 (BST)
Just a quick note to the chap below who unfortunately posted his very long (but useful) comment four times. The party song in question isn't "Marvellous Party" at all, it's a completely different number from The Girl who Came to Supper called "I've Been Invited To A Party", it begins "I've been invited to a party, everyone will say 'who's that pretty girl' as they see me swirl round the floor, and before the night is through I'll be drinking champagne out of everyone's shoe"... But it goes on for four verses and I can't be bothered to write out the rest. Anyway, hope that clears things up a little.
Stťphane Devereux <[email protected]>
London, UK - Thursday, August 05, 1999 at 13:47:58 (BST)
Simply charming site idea- but is there anywhere online you can get hold of Coward lyrics? Particularly the full version of 'Mrs. Worthington'?
Jeremy Roberts <[email protected]>
Aberystwyth, Wales - Thursday, August 05, 1999 at 10:28:52 (BST)
Home at last! Do hope you'll be adding a few pix for embellishment. International jetsetters may like to know that the local Geneva English Drama Society will be producing Nude with Violin in November, directed by your humble servant. Some of the cast even met the great man.
Peter Tallon <[email protected]>
Geneva, Switzerland - Wednesday, August 04, 1999 at 15:47:52 (BST)
In answer to some questions in the guestbook, RELATIVE VALUES has just started filming in Douglas, Isle of Man (for tax-break reasons, perhaps?) starring JULIE ANDREWS (fab!) as the Countess, STEPHEN FRY as the butler Crestwell, COLIN FIRTH as the young Earl and super-model HONOR FRASER as the film-star. Raji Blocker from New York, who is looking for the lyrics of the party song, will find it entitled MARVELLOUS PARTY ("I've been to a marvellous party, With Nounou and Nada and Nell...) "When a sailor goes to sea" is, to answer another query, the first line of SAIL AWAY. And yes, HAY FEVER is two words. By the way, am I alone in thinking JOANNA LUMLEY will be alright-ish as Judith Bliss, but the role BEGS for DAME MAGGIE SMITH? And is it true Coward's brother was called ERIK rather than ERIC? Rumour has it he too was gay, but his character is all too sketchily referred to in all the books, including Coward's own biographies. Lastly, surely London should see a midnight matinee on the night/morning of his centenary, December 16th. This would echo the smash-hit event held for his seventieth birthday/knighthood celebrations in December 1969, at the Phoenix Theatre, London. Is anybody hosting anything like this? There would be no end of stars willing to participate, I should imagine.
Richard
London, USA - Tuesday, August 03, 1999 at 23:21:05 (BST)
In answer to some questions in the guestbook, RELATIVE VALUES has just started filming in Douglas, Isle of Man (for tax-break reasons, perhaps?) starring JULIE ANDREWS (fab!) as the Countess, STEPHEN FRY as the butler Crestwell, COLIN FIRTH as the young Earl and super-model HONOR FRASER as the film-star. Raji Blocker from New York, who is looking for the lyrics of the party song, will find it entitled MARVELLOUS PARTY ("I've been to a marvellous party, With Nounou and Nada and Nell...) "When a sailor goes to sea" is, to answer another query, the first line of SAIL AWAY. And yes, HAY FEVER is two words. By the way, am I alone in thinking JOANNA LUMLEY will be alright-ish as Judith Bliss, but the role BEGS for DAME MAGGIE SMITH. By the way, is it true Coward's brother was called ERIK rather than ERIC? Rumour has it he too was gay, but his character is all too sketchily referred to in all the books, including Coward's own biographies. Lastly, surely London should see a midnight matinee on the night/morning of his centenary, December 16th. This would echo the smash-hit event held for his seventieth birthday/knighthood celebrations in December 1969, at the Phoenix Theatre, London. Is anybody hosting anything like this? There would be no end of stars willing to participate, I should imagine.
Richard
London, USA - Tuesday, August 03, 1999 at 23:20:20 (BST)
In answer to some questions in the guestbook, RELATIVE VALUES has just started filming in Douglas, Isle of Man (for tax-break reasons, perhaps?) starring JULIE ANDREWS (fab!) as the Countess, STEPHEN FRY as the butler Crestwell, COLIN FIRTH as the young Earl and super-model HONOR FRASER as the film-star. Raji Blocker from New York, who is looking for the lyrics of the party song will find it entitled MARVELLOUS PARTY ("I've been to a marvellous party, With Nounou and Nada and Nell...) "When a sailor goes to sea" is, to answer another query, the first line of SAIL AWAY And yes, HAY FEVER is two words. By the way, am I alone in thinking JOANNA LUMLEY will be alright-ish as Judith Bliss, but the role BEGS for DAME MAGGIE SMITH. By the way, is it true Coward's brother was called ERIK rather than ERIC? Rumour has it he too was gay, but his character is all too sketchily referred to in all the books, including Coward's own biographies. Lastly, surely London should see a midnight matinee on the night/morning of his centenary, December 16th. This would echo the smash-hit event held for his seventieth birthday/knighthood celebrations in December 1969, at the Phoenix Theatre, London. Is anybody hosting anything like this? There would be no end of stars willing to participate, I should imagine.
Richard
London, USA - Tuesday, August 03, 1999 at 23:19:03 (BST)
In answer to some questions in the guestbook, RELATIVE VALUES has just started filming in Douglas, Isle of Man (for tax-break reasons, perhaps?) starring JULIE ANDREWS (fab!) as the Countess, STEPHEN FRY as the butler Crestwell, COLIN FIRTH as the young Earl and super-model HONOR FRASER as the film-star. Raji Blocker from New York, who is looking for the lyrics of the party song will find it entitled MARVELLOUS PARTY ("I've been to a marvellous party, With Nounou and Nada and Nell...) "When a sailor goes to sea" is, to answer another query, the first line of SAIL AWAY And yes, HAY FEVER is two words. By the way, am I alone in thinking JOANNA LUMLEY will be alright-ish as Judith Bliss, but the role BEGS for DAME MAGGIE SMITH. By the way, is it true Coward's brother was called ERIK rather than ERIC? Rumour has it he too was gay, but his character is all too sketchily referred to in all the books, including Coward's own biographies. Lastly, surely London should see a midnight matinee on the night/morning of his centenary, December 16th. This would echo the smash-hit event held for his seventieth birthday/knighthood celebrations in December 1969, at the Phoenix Theatre, London. Is anybody hosting anything like this? There would be no end of stars willing to participate, I should imagine.
Richard
London, USA - Tuesday, August 03, 1999 at 23:18:08 (BST)
An inate genius-unquestionably a luminary of the century. It is believed, history will compare him to the Bard of Avon.
John S Musson <[email protected]>
Jupiter, Fl, USA - Monday, August 02, 1999 at 16:28:19 (BST)
We saw Easy Virtue last weekend at the Shaw Festival in Ontario and found it delightful. Also attended Coward lecture by Margo Jefferson of NYTIMES here in Chicago which was a nice rememberance.
Jeff bierig <[email protected]>
Chicago, USA - Friday, July 30, 1999 at 18:35:11 (BST)
Thank God! Finally a site dedicated to THE MASTER! Coward was the ultimate man of the thjeatre,actor,author composer producer,director and cabaret artist. each one he did was as good as the other! we will never see another of his caliber. Long live his memory and his works. p.s. anyone else shocked not to see his name in time/lifes most influential people of the century?
paul winarski <[email protected]>
nanticoke, USA - Sunday, July 18, 1999 at 04:02:27 (BST)
Does any one have any news on the film "Relative Values"I would be very greatfull if you would Email me with any details.Many thanks Kevin Bates.
Kevin Bates <[email protected]>
Birmingham, UK - Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at 20:56:50 (BST)
Its wonderful that this site is up and running. I do a radio Programme here in Melbourne, and will be featuring much of Sir Noels material in the months October to December. I wish I could lay my hands on the 12 part Sheridan Morley BBC programmes on his life and times.
Alex Hehr <[email protected]>
Melbourne, Australia - Saturday, July 10, 1999 at 11:23:10 (BST)
I've been looking for the lyrics to "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" Can anyone help me out?
Matt <[email protected]>
London, England - Saturday, July 03, 1999 at 11:42:57 (BST)
About time...! It's been far too long without a proper, official Coward commemoration on the net. Good job. Lyric questions below: best answered by getting hold of a copy of "The Lyrics of Noel Coward", which is available through most internet bookshops at about 12 quid (which is $20 or so, I think). Well worth it...
Stťphane Devereux <[email protected]>
London, UK - Friday, July 02, 1999 at 01:26:30 (BST)
Wonderful "official" page for Noel...it's been bookmarked!
Susan Roggendorf <[email protected]>
Bettendorf, USA - Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 17:25:47 (BST)
i've been looking for the printed lyrics for "i've been invited to a party" and wondered if anyone can help?? thank you for your wonderful website.
raji blocker <[email protected]>
new york, USA - Monday, June 14, 1999 at 22:26:59 (BST)
Marvellous! Which song starts 'When a sailor goes to sea'? It's bothering me! p.s. isn't 'Hayfever' 2 words? Look forward to hearing from someone! Thanks.
Neal Smith <[email protected]>
London, UK - Wednesday, June 02, 1999 at 12:00:32 (BST)
Testing the guestbook.
Greg Taylor <[email protected]>
London, UK - Monday, May 24, 1999 at 19:33:17 (BST)
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