Cocktails and laughter
But what comes after?
-Noël Coward (via nytimes.com/ap)
Gene Tierney in Leave Her to Heaven (1945, dir. John M. Stahl)
“I want to tell you, Miss Tierney, you gave me one of the most memorable evenings I ever had in the theater in your film Leave Her to Heaven. When I saw the expression on your face in the sequence in which you drowned the boy, I thought, ‘that is acting!’”
Dinah Washington - Mad About the Boy (written by Noël Coward)
Doris Day - Someday I’ll Find You (written by Noël Coward)
“All the gallant lyrics of all the songs I have ever written rise up and mock me while I lie in the dark and listen. It has little to do with the person involved, little to do with anyone but myself.
To me, passionate love has been like a tight shoe rubbing blisters on my Achilles’ heel. I resent it and love it and wallow and recover and it’s all part of ‘life’s rich pattern’ and I wish to God I could handle it, but I never have and I know I never will.”
-Noël Coward, excerpted from The Noël Coward Diaries (photo via)