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Star Quality: The World of Noel Coward


March 12 through August 18, 2012

Program Locations:

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery

A collaboration with the Noel Coward Foundation, the Museum of Performance & Design (San Francisco) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. 

The New York Public Library presentation of this multi-mediaNoel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence in his Red Peppers. Photograph by Vandamm Studio.Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence in his Red Peppers. Photograph by Vandamm Studio. exhibition, curated by Brad Rosenstein, will focus on Coward's 4-decade transatlantic career.  He gained fame in London and New York for his dramas, such as The Vortex (1924), and social comedies, among them Design for Living (1932) and Private Lives (1930).  Coward also starred in a series of revues, often with Gertrude Lawrence, including This Year of Grace (1928), Words and Music (1932), and the multi-part Tonight at 8:30 (1936).   His films range from the operetta Cavalcade (1933) to the patriotic world War II dramas In Which We Serve (1942). The exhibition will feature manuscripts, paintings, set and costumes designs, costumes, and personal memorabilia.   


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