Tag Archives: Cole Porter

Rosalie

Rosalie (1937) Fans of Eleanor Powell will wonder how she detoured into this Jeanette MacDonald/Nelson Eddy overblown costume piece — and in the role of Jeanette MacDonald no less! Whereas delicate Jeanette would have floated through this pageant with an air of fluttering dignity, pants-wearing […]

Night and Day

Night and Day (1946) What befits a legend more than a completely false biography? Night and Day is a fictional account of the fictional marriage between America’s most aristocratic and prolific songwriter Cole Porter and society divorcee Linda Lee Thomas. They met while drifting through […]

Du Barry was a Lady

Du Barry was a Lady (1943) It’s Zeigfeld’s follies gone Rococo crossed with Vargas pin-ups, all set to big band remixes of Cole Porter tunes (well, just 3 of them. The rest are Arthur Freed…).

Star!

Star! (1968) director Robert Wise music Noel Coward, George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Kurt Weill starring Julie Andrews, Daniel Massey costumes Donald Brooks Julie Andrews plays Gertrude Lawrence beloved star of Broadway and the London stage, but seems to have missed the point in […]