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  Cole Porter: The Great Sophisticate
All his life Cole Porter was the avid hunter of excitement, adventure, and gaiety; all his life he traveled under the banner of "anything goes".
The 1920's were at hand, and the Porters were doing their best to set the tone for this high-living era.
Porter's stimulus in writing this classic was said to have come from a hearing of rhythms of distant tom-toms while he was cruising down the Nile in Egypt.
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 Cole Wide Web - Cole Porter Biography
Cole composed songs as early as 1901 (when he was ten) with a song dedicated to his mother, a piano piece called Song of the Birds, separated into six sections with titles like The Young Ones Leaning to Sing and The Cuckoo Tells the Mother Where the Bird Is.
Cole did not necessarily contribute to the "book" (the script) of the musicals, but he did have an influence on how the plot was strung together, the high energy, and the witty surreality that marked all of Cole's musicals.
Cole wrote musicals for clubs and alumni associations, which allowed Cole and his friends to tour the country and be showered with attention and party invitations.
www.coleporter.org /bio.html   (2262 words)

  
 Cole Porter - Music Downloads - Online
Porter had violin and piano lessons as a child, pursued undergraduate studies at Yale (where he penned fight songs that endure to this day such as "Bulldog"), and studied law and music at Harvard, all courtesy of a rich grandfather.
Porter was in the French army during World War I, and spent the '20s in Paris as the husband of a wealthy woman.
Porter's legs were crushed by a horse in 1937, he endured numerous operations the rest of his life, as well as being a semi-invalid.
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Cole was born on June 9, 1893 and he died on October 15, 1964 at the age of 71.
Cole Porter wrote what is considered by many to be his most popular song, "Anything Goes," in 1934.
Eventually, in 1958, Cole lost one of his legs to amputation as circulatory problems occurred and he died of complications and declining health in 1964.
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 Amazon.com: Cole Porter: Books: William Mcbrien   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Cole Porter (1891-1964) determinedly created the image of an extremely wealthy man who traveled the world, played with the rich and famous, and now and then wrote a Broadway show or two for the pure pleasure of it.
Porter was gay and the marriage to Linda was sexless.
Porter was a genius in the witty line, the fetching tune and had the ability to make Broadway take notice during his fabulous career.
www.amazon.com /Cole-Porter-William-Mcbrien/dp/0679727922   (2247 words)

  
 Cole Porter - A potted Biography - The Guide to Musical Theatre
Cole Porter was born in Peru, Indiana on June 9, 1891.
Porter was sent to Worcester Academy in Massachusetts, for prep school, and he entered Yale in 1913.
Cole and Linda had a long and happy marriage which lasted until her death in 1954.
www.nodanw.com /biographies/cole_porter.htm   (712 words)

  
 Cole Porter @ Filmbug
Cole Porter was born on June 9, 1891, in Peru, Indiana; he was named for his mother, Kate Cole, and his father, Sam Porter.
Cole suffered a horseback riding accident in 1937, fracturing both legs and causing him acute (and often excruciating) pain for the rest of his life.
Cole died on October 15, 1964, and was buried between his wife and father.
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 Cole Porter MP3 Downloads - Cole Porter Music Downloads - Cole Porter Music Videos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Porter had violin and piano lessons as a child, pursued undergraduate studies at Yale (where he penned fight songs that endure to this day such as "Bulldog"), and studied law and music at Harvard, all courtesy of a rich grandfather.
Porter was in the French army during World War I, and spent the '20s in Paris as the husband of a wealthy woman.
Porter's legs were crushed by a horse in 1937, he endured numerous operations the rest of his life, as well as being a semi-invalid.
www.mp3.com /Cole-Porter/artists/94622/biography.html   (397 words)

  
 Cole Porter - MSN Encarta
Cole Porter (1891-1964), American songwriter of popular songs noted for their sophisticated lyrics.
Porter began to write popular songs in his youth, and in 1916 he completed his first professional score, for the musical revue See America First.
His promising career was interrupted in 1917 when he enlisted in the French Foreign Legion; he was later transferred to the French army.
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 Todd Peach's Cole Porter Bio Page
Her father (Cole's grandfather) James Omar "J. O." Cole, was a self-made man who became the richest man in Indiana with plenty of savvy along with a Christian work ethic- like approach to business.
Porter was an avid horseback rider, and during a morning ride he was thrown and the horse fell on his legs, fracturing both.
Porter, despite his great pain, always put up the appearance that everything was okay, even joking that he worked on a song for the score of "You Never Know" while waiting for the ambulance after the horseback accident.
www.thepeaches.com /music/composers/cole/Bio.html   (2118 words)

  
 Cole Porter Biography
That same year, Cole Porter met and married Linda Lee Thomas, a wealthy woman who was considered by many to be the most beautiful woman in the world.
Although Cole Porter had a large group of friends, many of them didn't understand his career, and often encouraged him to "retire," living off of the abundant money from his wife.
Cole Porter attempted to remedy this by delving deeper into his work, and in the early 1940's, Porter created a few shows, including Panama Hattie, Let's Face It, and Something for the Boys.
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 Cole Porter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
One of the outstanding composers and lyricists of the twentieth century, Porter was born into a rich family, and studied music from an early age.
After a rather lean period in the mid-40s, in 1948 Cole Porter wrote the score for Kiss, Me Kate, which is considered to be his masterpiece.
In addition, several of Porter's original stage shows were adapted for the screen (twice in the case of Anything Goes), and several of his songs were revived in the 1975 Burt Reynolds/Cybill Shepherd movie, At Long Last Love.
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 Indiana Historical Society
"Renowned Hoosier songwriter Cole Albert Porter was born in Peru, Ind., on June 9, 1891, to Kate Cole and Samuel Fenwick Porter.
Porter secured his place in Yale lore with the creation of the sports-related songs “Bull Dog” and “Ha-Dee-Dah,” but his most memorable triumphs came as principal soloist in the Yale Glee Club.
Perhaps Porter’s most significant and lasting accomplishments during his Yale years were the musical comedy scores he wrote for his fraternity, Delta Kappa Epsilon.
www.indianahistory.org /pop_hist/people/porter.html   (601 words)

  
 Songwriters Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
But Kate Cole had a mind of her own, and the husband she selected was Sam Porter, said to be a weak and ineffectual, although modestly successful, pharmacist from her hometown of Peru, Indiana.
Cole said that Abercrombie taught him about language and meter, and that, in a song, "Words and music must be so inseparably wedded to each other that they are like one." When he graduated from the Academy in 1909, Cole was the class valedictorian.
Cole composed the score of his Broadway musical, Leave It to Me!, soon after the accident, ordering his piano raised on blocks so that he could roll up to it in his wheelchair during the brief intervals when he was able to leave his bed.
www.songwritershalloffame.org /exhibit_home_page.asp?exhibitId=19   (2637 words)

  
 The New Yorker: The Critics: A Critic At Large
Porter’s songs are passionate, playful, and immediately accessible; he, by contrast, was slow to kindle.
Porter’s Broadway cohorts were mostly striving middle-class Jewish New Yorkers who took their inspiration from jazz and from the city’s momentum.
Porter’s homosexuality is the news at the center of Irwin Winkler’s latest film, “De-Lovely,” which stars Kevin Kline as Porter and Ashley Judd as Linda, his wife of thirty-five years, and which manages somehow to tell Porter’s story without any of the three stylistic ingredients that defined him: rhythm, elegance, and wit.
www.newyorker.com /critics/atlarge/?040712crat_atlarge   (2387 words)

  
 De-Lovely (2004)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Porter knew exactly what she was getting when she entered the marriage; and while we can empathize with her fraying patience, we might expect a bit more fire from a woman whose husband is presented as sexual and social gadabout concerned only with his own gratification, except when the deeper muse is upon him.
Porter may have been an intellectual snob; and Mayer may have been a boorish bully, but Mayer wasn't stupid.
It's been years since I've read a Porter biography, but the viewer might better have been served by suggestion: a lone Porter, for example, headed for the city tenderloin, or a seedy bar down by the waterfront, with the camera fading without further graphic explanation.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0352277   (885 words)

  
 Playbill News: Burns and Hingston To Star in Premiere of Cole Porter's The Pirate at Philly's Prince
The Porter score from the film will be expanded to include the 1929 Porter classic, "What Is This Thing Called Love?," and other Porter tunes, and additional new songs by composer Brad Ross and lyricists David Levy and Zack Manna.
Porter's "Be a Clown" may be the best-known song from the Vincente Minnelli-directed picture.
According to Prince Music Theater, "Cole Porter's The Pirate "is a comic adventure about a highborn but penniless young West Indies woman, Manuela, whose aunt wants to get rich by marrying her off to the wealthy mayor of the island.
www.playbill.com /news/article/99014.html   (940 words)

  
 Sheet Music Plus - Unpublished Cole Porter
A number of songs in this volume were written for unproduced shows or films, some, for a long time, had existing lyrics but no music, and others were simply thought to be lost, only to later be found in archives and warehouses.
Cole Porter: Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter - Volume Two For voice, piano and guitar chords...
Cole Porter: Cole Porter Rediscovered For voice and piano...
www.sheetmusicplus.com /a/item.html?item=4997064&id=79590   (301 words)

  
 Cole Porter
The only child of a prosperous family in Peru, Indiana, Cole Porter entered Worcester Academy, a boarding school in Massachusetts, at the age of fourteen, and went on to Yale as an undergraduate and to Harvard for graduate studies.
Porter was attracted to men, and engaged in a series of affairs with men through his life.
Perhaps it is that what is interesting about Cole Porter is the songs that he wrote, not the life that he led.
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 Night & Day - The Best of Cole Porter - About the Performers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Cole Porter's family led the standing ovation at their performance for the Cole Porter Centennial in conjunction with the U.S. Post Office release of the Cole Porter first-class postage stamp.
Their considerable experience performing both classical and popular styles makes them ideal interpreters of the music of Cole Porter.
She has sung in twenty-six states in musical revues featuring the music of Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Jerome Kern, and frequently appears as guest artist in concerts across the country.
www.thorpemusic.com /coleporter/cast01.html   (503 words)

  
 Geeze News: Cole Porter Jazz, Jazz, Jazz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Although I've known Cole Porter for as long as I was ever conscious of songs having been written by someone or other, I hadn't a clue about his bizarrely lived-out life or how totally hip he was to what matters, even today.
Cole Porter was a true musical chameleon, adept at writing songs that were as appropriate in the most elegant French cabarets as they were on the Broadway stage.
Cole Porter rubbed elbows with the finest artists and musicians of the time during his years in Paris, including Picasso, Stravinsky, Diaghilev, and Milhaud.
www.geeze.us /news-archives/cole-porter.htm   (3783 words)

  
 Porter - The Cole Porter Reference Guide
In 1990 Eliot Porter bequeathed his professional archives to the Amon Carter Museum.
This is the ‘official’ home page for distribution of the Porter Stemming Algorithm, written and maintained by its author, Martin Porter.
A discussion of Porter's 5 Forces, including rivalry, the threat of substitutes, buyer power, supplier power, and barriers to entry.
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 Amazon.co.uk: The Cole Porter Songbook: Remastered: Music: Ella Fitzgerald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Cole Porter once said that "In olden days a glimpse of stockings, was looked on as something shocking, Now heaven knows, anything goes." Well, all these decades later these songs go great with anything.
Now is your chance to hear them as Cole Porter wrote them and, in particular, to pay attention to the lyrics.
The lightness and joy with which she sings Cole Porter is effortless and exquisite with just a slight swing.
www.amazon.co.uk /Cole-Porter-Songbook-Remastered/dp/B0000047EG   (1596 words)

  
 Cole Porter music albums for sale - Cole Porter vinyl records, cds and memorobilia - GEMM.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Cole Porter is considered the single greatest songwriter to work in the American theater.
To Porter, love was a martini that caused one hell of a high, but an even worse hangover.
A Cole Porter song is the perfect marriage between style and substance.
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 American Masters . Cole Porter | PBS
He was unmatched as a tunesmith, and his Broadway musicals -- from "Kiss Me Kate" and "Anything Goes" to "Silk Stockings" and "Can Can" -- set the standards of style and wit to which today's composers and lyricists aspire.
Born in Peru, Indiana in 1891, Porter studied music from an early age, and began composing as a teenager.
This was the beginning of his life long affection for the city, which he would return to in songs such as "You Don't Know Paree" and "I Love Paris." During his time abroad Porter contributed to many musicals including "Hitchy-Koo" and the "Greenwich Village Follies".
www.pbs.org /wnet/americanmasters/database/porter_c.html   (434 words)

  
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