Travels With Cole Porter by Jean Howard

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The author of the tremendously successful Jean Howard's Hollywood now takes us on two whirlwind "Grand Tours" she made during 1955 and 1956 with her longtime friend Cole Porter. Throughout, the sights, parties, and the illustrious circle in which they traveled, is recreated with Howard's warm and funny remembrances and through portions of Porter's own travel diaries. 300 photographs.

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Jean E. Howard (Ph.D., Yale) is the George Delacorte Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. Author of Shakespeare's Art of Orchestration, The Stage and Social Struggle in Early Modern England, Engendering a Nation (with Phyllis Rackin), and Theater of a City: The Places of London Comedy, she has edited six collections of essays, including the four-volume Blackwell's Companion to Shakespeare's Works. General Editor of the Bedford contextual editions of Shakespeare, Howard is Past President of the Shakespeare Association of America. She has received numerous fellowships and awards including Guggenheim, ACLS, NEH, Folger, Huntington, and Newberry Library Fellowships. At Syracuse University she received the Wasserstrom Prize for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and at Columbia University the University Graduate Mentoring Award.
Published September 1, 1991 by Harry N Abrams. 216 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Travel. Non-fiction

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Fans of the legendary composer (1891-1964) will pore over the 300 black-and-white photographs and brief accompanying reminiscences by former showgirl and author Howard ( Jean Howard's Hollywood ).

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The reader never finds out what the two discussed over dinner during their long months together (others came and went, but Howard and Porter were the constant), who paid for what, or what it was about travel that so excited Porter.

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