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The Day Cole Porter Died

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Cole Porter died on October 15, 1964 in Santa Monica, CA. Reportedly, his last words were, “I don’t know how I did it.” This is his obituary. The picture I’ve selected isn’t one where he’s smiling. That’s because his last … Continue reading

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For Cole Porter’s Birthday: My Personal Playlist

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If you think this is going to be all You’re the Toppy, ha! think again. Miss Otis Regrets [Follow the title links to hear the songs!] Supposedly, Cole Porter wrote this hilariously maudlin song on a dare: his friend Monty … Continue reading

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“Not Like the Rest of Us”: Ten Thoughts on Cole Porter as Native Hoosier

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On Friday, June 1st at 6:30 PM, I’m going to be on John Strauss’ Indiana Public Radio show, Indiana Weekend, talking about Cole Porter’s hometown (and mine): Peru, Indiana. We recorded the interview last week, but I haven’t been able … Continue reading

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Midnight in Paris & Fantasy Linda

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A sincere thank you to everyone who wrote me to make sure I knew about Midnight in Paris. This is the conversation I imagined having with all of you about the movie. Hey, you said, do you know that Cole … Continue reading

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Linda Died 57 Years Ago Today

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Note: If you’d like to follow the progress of my book, follow Linda on Twitter, @MrsColePorter. Believe me, if Linda were alive today, she would totally use Twitter. Linda Lee Thomas Porter died on this day, May 20, 1954. She … Continue reading

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