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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)COW/4/H/18
TitleJournal: 1958-1959
Extent1 file
Date1958-1959
DescriptionEntries dated Sunday 5 January 1958 to Sunday 27 December 1959.

During 1958 Coward comments on his translation of a Feydeau farce 'Occupe-toi d'Amelie' [which became 'Look After Lulu']. He began work on a ballet score, 'London Morning', and a play about old actresses in a retirement home, 'Waiting in the Wings'. On 12 October he records the deaths of Margaret Scudamore and Sir Henry 'Chips' Channon.

In 1959 Coward reports film success with 'Our Man in Havana' and is now settled in Switzerland. In April he reports the closure of 'Look After Lulu'; and in September comments on the death of Kay 'Katie' Kendall.

People referenced in the journal include Morris Carnovski; Eva Gabor; Margaret 'Maggie' Leighton; Jules Glaenzer; Laurence Olivier; Lou Lurie; Zsa Zsa Gabor; Fritzi Massary; Mike Todd; Lorn Loraine; Clifton Webb; Joyce Carey; Cole Lesley; Montgomery 'Monty' Clift; Nancy Walker; Roddy McDowall; Cole Porter; Marlene Dietrich; John 'Jack' Wilson; Natasha Wilson; Maggie Case; Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt; Katharine Cornell and Guthrie McClintic; Joan Copeland; Cathleen Nesbitt; Less Strasberg; Edward Molyneux; William 'Willie' Somerset Maugham; Alan Searle; Ruth Gordon; Gar Kanin; Leonard and Sylvia Lyons; Vivien Leigh; Hugh 'Binkie' Beaumont; Daniel and Anna Massey; Ginette Spanier; Deborah Kerr; Peter Viertel; Graham Payn; Rosita and Norman Winston; Lilli Palmer; Carlos Thompson; Rex Harrison; Pat Dolin; John Gilpin; Leonard Bernstein; David Graham; Rosalind 'Roz' Russell; Dora Bryan; Shirley MacLaine; Cyril Ritchard; Roger Stevens; Oliver Smith; Elsa Maxwell; Maria Callas; Herbert von Karajan; Elaine Stritch; Carol Channing; Tammy Grimes; Frederick 'Freddie' Brisson; Irene Dunne; Pete Matz; Renata Tebaldi; Gladys Calthrop; Cecil Beaton; Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent; Carol Reed; Alec Guinness; Ralph Richardson; George Baker; Pamela Churchill; Noel Barber; Loel and Gloria Guinness; Stavros Niarchos; Wallis Windsor, Duchess of Windsor; Duke of Windsor; Herbert Schutz; Gilbert Miller; James Thurber; Siobhan McKenna; Ernest and Mary Hemingway; Brian Aherne; Louis Rawlings; Tony Richardson; Lord and Lady Drogheda; Dickie Gordon; Douglas Fairbanks Junior; Mary Lee Fairbanks; King and Queen of Greece; Cecil Tennant; Yul Brynner; Queen of Spain; Comte and Comtesse Chevreau d'Antraigues; Dennis Vance; Howard Connell; Darryl Zanuck; Lena Horne; Lennie Hayton; Mitzi Gaynor; Madge Titheradge; Rosamond Lehmann; Jean-Pierre Aumont; Raf Vallone; Maurice Chevalier; Sophia Loren; Jean-Louis Barrault; Alain Delon; Romy Schneider; Joan Plowright; William 'Bill' Holden
NotesFormer reference: Section H Diaries of Noël Coward, Box 3
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