I recently had a discussion with a colleague about the Noel Coward revival currently taking place on Chicago’s theater scene. Pride Films & Plays just wound up its production of “Design for Living” at the Rivendell Theater, which Paul and his wife attended. 624 more words
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My Pre-Code Crazy pick for the month of November is Private Lives (1931), starring the totally awesome Norma Shearer and the always fantastic Robert Montgomery. In the interest of full disclosure, I have already written about this film on my blog, and under normal circumstances, that fact would automatically disqualify a film from Pre-Code Crazy consideration (for me, at least). 541 more words
A major revival of Noël Coward’s hilarious masterpiece, Private Lives will embark on a tour prior to the West End, starring stage and screen stars… 827 more words
Noël Coward is one of those people I’ve picked up a few facts about through osmosis, such as the song ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’ (which is totally a rap), and a vague idea he probably invented Pimms and cigarette holders. 390 more words
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During her evening walks with Aggie through the snowy village, Clarice Watkins continued her practice of gazing into lit windows of kitchens and living rooms. Often she saw people sitting around a table under a hanging lamp, plates and glasses spread out before them like a deck of cards; or she saw the silhouettes of people watching wide-screen television sets on which one bright silent image swiftly replaced another, even battles or conflagrations cheerful-looking in their brevity.