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Finding Aid for the Cole Porter Foreign Language Grammars, 1931-1953
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Description
Cole Albert Porter (1891-1940) was a composer and lyricist for the Broadway musical theatre and wrote scores for Hollywood films. The collection consists of grammar books used by composer Cole Porter for learning Spanish, Italian, and French.
Background
Cole Albert Porter was born on June 9, 1891 in Peru, Indiana; born into wealth, he spent most of the 1920s in Europe; became composer and lyricist for the Broadway musical theatre; his hit shows included: Fifty Million Frenchmen (1929), Gay Divorcé (1932), Anything Goes (1934), Leave it to Me (1938), DuBarry Was a Lady (1939), Kiss Me, Kate (1948) and Can-can (1953); he composed such songs as: You Do Something to Me, Night and Day, I Get a Kick Out of You, Anything Goes, I Love Paris, Let's Do it, Begin the Beguine, and Just One of Those Things; he also wrote scores for Hollywood films, including Born to Dance and Broadway Melody of 1940; he died on October 15, 1964 in Santa Monica, California.
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.