I love Cole Porter —
Well, I love his music.
He had an ear for how we are, and put that into lilting and lovely music that made sense to me even in the 1960’s! (That Old Black Magic, I Get a Kick out of You, Night and Day — )
The man was as complicated as he was creative— (The Pleasure and Pain of Being Cole Porter )
Of course I have always imagined Cole Porter as Cary Grant played him in Night and Day.*
His Music in Context
But I have never seen any of the musicals showcasing all the songs I love. So, we recently watched Anything Goes on Great Performances.
Wow — even on TV the costumes, choreography and singing were stunning; and the storyline resonated with old jokes from 1934 that were spot on for 2022.
Truly, the longer I live, the less I realize I know. Repeating myself here, I know.
But, I Still Love Cole Porter
I wonder if — how — the grandkids would like it?
*That wasn’t the most accurate biography; in 2004, Hollywood presented a newer version: De-lovely. (which I haven’t seen— maybe too much reality. )
Taking, as He did, this
sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it.