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Porter, Cole 1891-1964

Works: 6,580 works in 12,314 publications in 8 languages and 81,516 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Film adaptations  Poetry  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Romance films  Filmed dance  Musicals  Original cast recordings 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Composer, Performer, Lyricist, Musician, Instrumentalist, Singer, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Other, Conductor, Interviewee, Compiler, cpr
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Cole Porter
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Most widely held works by Cole Porter
American poetry : the twentieth century by Library of America (Firm)( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
Kiss me, Kate original Broadway cast recording by Cole Porter( Recording )

102 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inlay booklet contains cast, ensemble, musicians and production credits; and sundry catalogue advertisements
Anything goes by Cole Porter( Recording )

81 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tony Award-winning revival of Anything Goes is captured in this cast recording, which includes Sutton Foster in her award-winning role
De-Lovely by Irwin Winkler( Visual )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical portrait of American composer Cole Porter. The film imagines Porter looking back on his life as a stage show, with past memories taking shape as numbers in an elaborate and elegant musical accompanied by his songs. His personal history is illustrated by these performances, especially the complicated relationship with his wife, wealthy socialite Linda Lee Porter, who is shown as being the main inspiration for his work despite his extramarital affairs
High society by Charles Walters( Visual )

46 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sophisticated musical comedy, a society wedding is being arranged in Newport, Rhode Island. The beautiful Tracy Samantha Lord is to marry George Kittredge. However, Tracy's ex-husband, the songwriter C.K. Dexter-Haven, has never stopped loving her and has hopes of winning her back. A New York scandal sheet reporter and photographer arrive to cover the wedding and complicate the tangled romances
Kiss me, Kate by Cole Porter( )

93 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composition de l'orchestre : 3*.3*.3*.2SaxA.2SaxT.1SaxBar.3*/, timbales, percussions, batterie et cordes
The complete lyrics of Cole Porter by Cole Porter( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the words to 800 of Cole Porter's songs -- more than 400 of them never before published
Ten great musicals of the American theatre by Stanley Richards( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes the librettos: Of thee I sing, Porgy and Bess, One touch of Venus, Brigadoon, Kiss me Kate, West Side story, Gypsy, Fiddler on the roof, 1776, and Company
Live in Paris by Diana Krall( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can-can by Cole Porter( )

117 editions published between 1953 and 1985 in 7 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Burns jazz the story of America's music by Ken Burns( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music from the PBS special Jazz, by filmmaker Ken Burns
Music and lyrics by Cole Porter; a treasury of Cole Porter by Cole Porter( )

28 editions published between 1900 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ella Fitzgerald sings the Cole Porter song book by Cole Porter( Recording )

22 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silk stockings by Rouben Mamoulian( Visual )

22 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stern lady communist comes to Paris to retrieve three wayward comrades and a Russian composer, but instead warms up to capitalist attractions
Broadway melody of 1940 by Cole Porter( Visual )

17 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A backstage yarn about Johnny Brett and King Shaw, who are an ambitious dance team working in a dance hall. A mistake in names shoots King instead of Johnny into the lead of a Broadway musical. On opening night King is drunk and unable to dance and Johnny is forced to perform to save his partner's reputation. The show's producers realize their mistake and all is resolved
Greatest classic films collection by Betty Hutton( Visual )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven brides for seven brothers: Adam is the eldest of seven brothers who goes to town to get a wife. He convinces Milly to marry him that same day. They return to his backwoods home where she discover he has six brothers - all living in his cabin. Milly sets out to reform the uncouth siblings, who are anxious to get wives of their own. Adam reads about the Roman capture of the Sabine women and develops an inspired solution to his brothers' loneliness. Kiss me Kate: Fred is a director and Lilly is an actress who are divorced. They are brought back together by Cole Porter who has written a musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The couple seem to act a great deal like the characters they play. A fight on the opening night threatens the production, not to mention the two thugs who have the mistaken idea that Fred owes their boss money and insist on staying next to him all night
De-lovely music from the motion picture by Cole Porter( Recording )

8 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyrics and music by Cole Porter. Performed by various artists
The Cole Porter story by Cole Porter( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The composer's contribution to popular music is treated with perceptive appreciation in an introduction by Arthur Schwartz. There follows an account of his career by Porter himself, and then a discussion by Richard Hubler
Love's labour's lost a romantic musical comedy by Kenneth Branagh( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The handsome young King of Navarre and his three friends--Berowne, Longaville, and Dumaine--make a pledge to retreat for three years to study literature and art, depriving themselves of all comforts, including the company of women, for the duration. The pledge survives intact for exactly as long as it takes the beautiful Princess of France and her three friends--Rosaline, Maria, and Katherine--to travel to Navarre on a diplomatic mission from her father. Shakespeare purists will probably be horrified that Branagh has juxtaposed the Bard with classics by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and George and Ira Gershwin, in a loving homage to the great musicals of the '30s. He has also thrown in every cliché of said musicals, reviving the abandoned genre with 90 minutes of elaborately staged flossy, frothy, campy, cotton-candy fun
My favorite things by John Coltrane( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from John Coltrane's performances at the Newport Jazz festivals of 1963 and 1965
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Alternative Names
Cole Albertus Porter

Cole Porter Amerikaans toneelschrijver (1891-1964)

Cole Porter ameriški skladatelj

Cole Porter compositeur américain

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Cole Porter kompozytor amerykański, twórca musicali

Cole Porter US-amerikanischer Komponist und Liedtexter

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Porter, Cole

Porter, Cole 1891-1964

Porter, Cole Albert

Porter, Cole (Albert), 1891-1964

Porter, Koul.

Porter, Koul 1891-1964

Porters, Kouls 1891-1964

Κόουλ Πόρτερ

Кол Портер

Коул Портер

Портер, Коул

Портер, Коул 1891-1964

קול פורטר

كول بورتر

کول پورتر

콜 포터

포터, 콜 1891-1964



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