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academic study - Siobhan
Daly - Aug 2002
- I am researching for a MA paper
on Noel Coward. After undertaking some research and talking to
my tutors, it appears that Coward is only recently coming up
for academic review and consequently there is not too much, in
this vein, written on him. Does anybody know of any good academic
books or papers on Coward and how I might get hold of them. All
advice gratefully received! email
for Living spinoff -
1933 from William C. Marten
- In Jared Brown's THE FABULOUS
LUNTS: A BIOGRAPHY OF ALFRED LUNT AND LYNN FONTANNE, p. 209 of
the paperback edition, he mentions a comic sketch by Noel Coward
based on his experience acting with the Lunts. Apparently it
was only performed for a charity benefit. Does anyone know if
the piece had a name, if it was ever published, if the manuscript
exists in some repository? email
Ways and Means
- Hello fellow fans, I am a student
director who will attempt to do WAYS AND MEANS justice; however,
I am bound to make mistakes so if anyone has directorial tips
for me, I'd thoroughly appreciate it. Thank you. Brian email
- From: Neil Monro-Davies email
- In "Design For Living",
Otto has the line 'Reach for a Murad!'
- Does anyone have any idea what
- I would be most grateful for
From: Denis Chirgwin
- email: [email protected]
- A question,
Can anyone give me any information on a film of Blithe spirit?
My wife and I fell in love with an adaptation of Blithe Spirit
made in America and I think although am now not at all sure that
it may have stared Cary Grant.
I would love to buy it for my wife.
Can anyone help me.
November 1925 issue of Theatre World, on page 19 I have
stumbled on the following:
Fever, under its old (and better) title of Still Life, has been
produced in America, but with indifferent success".
- I wonder if members have more
information on this?
- Still Life of course was the
title of one of The Master's Tonight at
8.30 plays, later filmed as Brief Encounter.
Canning ... I'm writing a life of Ronald Firbank, the cult twenties
novelist, and would be grateful for any correspondence relating
to RF or recollections of him, with reference also to Coward
or otherwise. Many thanks! email
- Sarah you wrote to us asking
the following but left no email address for a response!
- I'm trying to find two short
poems called "The Boy Actor" and "Not Yet the
Dodo", both by Noel Coward. Where can I find them?Thanks
for your help.
- Does anyone know anything about
- Jean parker - email: [email protected].
Around 1950 Jean's great aunt nursed Noel Coward. Does anyone
have any info regarding times when Noel Coward would have needed
a nurse. Her name was Matilda Jane Harris although Jean knew
her as Hilda Harries. She may well have used the name Dalrymple.
If these names are unknown would anyone know where the nurses
Jean is assumimg Sir Noel would have either had private nurses
or used a private hospital. Any help however small would be appreciated.
- Chelsea Buns before they were cooked?
- The Society has been informed
of an interesting auction item which appears to be a privately
published precursor to the famous Sitwell satire, Chelsea
Buns - I quote "Poems by Hernia Whittlebot" with
a forward by Noel Coward. This is signed by the great man, dated
1923 and dedicated to Maisie Gaye, who I believe read these poems
during "London Calling". Members can find out more
and where they can bid on the Members
- Noel Coward In Australia 1940 -
- Julian Rady (email: [email protected])
is currently researching Noel Coward's visit to Australia in
1940 to raise funds for Red Cross and war charities. Julian writes:
'I have researched the press and other printed material thoroughly
but would still welcome any personal recollections from those
lucky enough to have experienced this tour. Also, any other details
readers may feel will be of interest,including memorabilia etc.,
for possible inclusion in the history, and especially any photos
of Noel taken at the time. Will also welcome any enquiries re
this tour from interested fans. Thanks.' Julian Rady (Secretary,
Noel Coward Society of South Australia)
Busby - email: [email protected]
- Evan Morgan (Lord Tredegar)
- I am currently researching the
lives of two people who knew Noel Coward. The eccentric Welsh
poet and aristocrat Evan Morgan (1893-1949) who in 1934 became
Viscount Tredegar, and his wife the Hon. Lois Sturt (1900-1937.
Evan was good friends with many of the society figures of the
day including Aldous Huxley, HG Wells, Augustus John, Ronald
Firbank and GK Chesterton. Lois was an actress; and had been
involved in a relationship with Prince George, the Duke of Kent.
I am not sure of their relationship with Coward and if any devotees
have come across the names of Evan and Lois in their Noel Coward
research I would be grateful if they could get in touch with
me.When Evan Morgan married Lois Sturt at the Brompton Oratory
in 1928; Noel Coward sent a 'shagreen box' as a wedding present.
Any help would be much appreciated.
- From: Diane Wood - (contact
her at 18, Downside Crescent, Allerton, Bradford, United Kingdom.)
- Noel Coward Memorabilia
- May 2,000 to 2,001.
- I attend the Cathedral Centre
in Bradford. It's a voluntary training organisation for unemployed
adults. We are researching into the life of Noel Coward and studying
his recordings and other artistes who recorded his songs. He
indeed was an excellent singer himself and spoke the Queen's
English. We are looking for any 78s, books that anyone can donate
and also 78s of "Mad About The Boy"recorded as solos
by Al Bowly, Gertrude Lawrence and the great man himself, Noel
Coward. We need LPs, CDs and tapes in very good condition for
our project send or deliver donations to Miss Wood, 18 Downside
Crescent, Allerton, West Yorkshire, England. I am a big fan of
Noel Coward and I am the organiser. I'm only 25.
- Notice to Beau Allen dated 9th March 2000. I am afraid your
email address failed and we are unable to respond to your request.
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