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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)COW/4/H/22
TitleJournal: 1964
Extent1 file
Date1964
DescriptionEntries dated Monday 13 January 1964 to Sunday 27 December 1964.

Coward refers to his direction of a production of 'Hay Fever' at the Old Vic as well as continued success on Broadway with 'The Girl Who Came to Supper' and 'High Spirits'. On 23 March he reports on the recent deaths of Nancy Spain and Joan Werner Laurie in airplane crash; on 16 June the death of Max Beaverbrook; on 16 August the death of Ian Fleming; on 18 October the death of Cole Porter; and on 16 December the death of 'poor old enemy-friend' Edith Sitwell.

People referenced in the journal include Joe Ferrer; Rosemary Clooney; Tammy Grimes; Edward 'Teddy' Woodward; Louise Troy; Beatrice 'Bea' Lillie; Claudette Colbert; Carol Channing; Joe Layton; Cole Lesley; Lester Osterman; Graham Payn; Herman Levin; Florence Henderson; Hugh 'Binkie' Beaumont; Prince Littler; Ginette Spanier; Richard 'Dick' Horner; Gower Champion; John 'Johnny' Gielgud; Maggie Leighton; Timothy Gray; Hugh Martin; Dany Daniels; Donald Albery; Laurence Olivier; Diana Wynyard; Geoffrey Russell; Edith Evans; Vivien Leigh; Joan Plowright; Terence 'Terry' Rattigan; Robin Maugham; Alma Cogan; Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother; Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent; Princess Olga; Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones; Tommy Steele; Joan Sutherland; Richard 'Ricky' Bonynge; Gladys Calthrop; Joyce Carey; Daniel Massey; Adrianne Allen; Patrick Woodcock; Hester Chapman; Paul-Emile Seidmann; Michael Redgrave; Lilli Palmer; Joan Kemp-Welch; Greta Garbo; Phyl Monkman; Bobby Andrews; Desmond O'Donovan; Kay Thompson; Thomas 'Tommy' Schippers; Leontyne Price; Joan Baruch-Bove; Graham Greene; Gracie Fields; Ann 'Annie' Fleming; Margalo Gillmore; Irene Brown; John Dexter; John Perry; Charlie Chaplin; Rebecca West; Gwen ffrangcon-Davies; Quentin Crewe and Angela Huth; Rosamond Lehmann; Edna O'Brien; Bernard Levin; Diana Cooper; Judy Garland; Mark Herron; Margot Fonteyn; Nureyev; Jack Merivale; Lorn Loraine; Douglas and Mary Lee Fairbanks; Liza and John Hope; Winston Churchill
NotesFormer reference: Section H Diaries of Noël Coward, Box 4
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