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LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)COW/4/H/20
TitleJournal: 1962
Extent1 file
Date1962
DescriptionEntries dated Monday 1 January 1962 to Monday 31 December 1962.

Coward refers to the relocation of 'Sail Away' from Broadway to the Savoy Theatre, London; and works on the words and music for Harry Kurnitz's musical adaptation of Terence Rattigan's 'The Sleeping Prince' [called 'The Girl Who Came to Supper']. On 6 August Coward reports on the suicide of Marilyn Monroe; and on 25 September comments that he has made up with Edith Sitwell following the couple's 'lifelong feud'.

People referenced in the journal include Adrianne Allen; Anna Massey; William 'Bill' Whitney; Spencer Tracy; Katharine Hepburn; Joyce Carey; Arthur Macrae; Cole Lesley; Graham Payn; Katharine 'Kit' Cornell; Nancy Hamilton; Brian and Eleanor Aherne; Tarquin Olivier; Jill Esmond; Laurence Olivier; Arnold Wesker; Harold Fielding; Joan Preston; Ina Claire; Bill Wallace; Ed Bigg; Stan Brown; Alain Brun; John Everett; Pat and Joe Costello; Lord Louis 'Dickie' Mountbatten; Biddy Monckton; Doreen Brabourne; Joe and Evelyn Layton; Herman Levin; William 'Willie' Somerset Maugham; Alan Searle; Elaine Stritch; Bobby Andrews; Phyllis Monkman; Ginette Spanier; Burt Bacharach; Marlene Dietrich; Marti Stevens; Maurice Chevalier; Paul-Emile Seidmann; Grover Dale; Gladys Calthrop; Diana Cooper; Hugh 'Binkie' Beaumont; Loel and Gloria Guinness; Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent; Jack Merivale; Vivien Leigh; Kenneth 'Kenny' More; David Holliday; Nureyev; Margot Fonteyn; Harry Kurnitz; Swifty Lazar; Godfrey Winn; Charles Russell; Lorn Loraine; Kay Thompson; Hester Chapman; Edith Sitwell; George Cukor; George Axelrod; Dick Quine; Kim Novak; Bill Holden; Capucine; Rebecca West; Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne; Herman Levin; Ian Bevan; Liza and John Hope; Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother; John Steinbeck; Princess Alexandra; Angus Ogilvy; Queen Marie-Jose, Princess Marie Gabriella and Prince Peter of Greece
NotesFormer reference: Section H Diaries of Noël Coward, Box 3
Access StatusOpen