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Cole Porter & Elsa Maxwell Linda & Cole Porter, 1935 Friend, Monty Woolley, Cole & Linda Porter Cole Porter
Let's Misbehave
Cole Porter in Paris, 1920-37
Thu Aug 9, 2:00-3:30 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Marriott Residence Inn
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The grandson of “the richest man in Indiana”, Cole Porter came to his love of music as a child and developed his love for musical theatre while at Yale, where he wrote over 300 songs. In 1917 he moved to France, which became his primary home for the next 20 years. He joined the French Foreign Legion, married wealthy divorcée Linda Lee Thomas (in 1919), hosted wild parties at their luxurious homes in Paris and Venice, encouraged the career of nightclub hostess Bricktop, and wrote lots of songs, as his career on Broadway established itself. For this concert, we’ll look at early songs written by Porter during his years in Paris and his songs that were written about Paris, many from later in his career. Ken ponders, “I always wonder which came first: our almost caricatured impressions of Paris coming from his songs, or vice versa!.
Event Personnel
Ken Peplowski, director, clarient
 The Laziest Gal in Town
(1927) Cole Porter (w/m)
 Weren't We Fools
(1927) Cole Porter (w/m)
 Let's Do It
(1928) Paris Cole Porter (w/m)
 The Happiest Heaven Of Harlem
(1929) Fifty Million Frenchmen Cole Porter (w/m)
 Paree, What Did You Do To Me?
(1929) Fifty Million Frenchmen Cole Porter (w/m)
 I'm Unlucky At Gambling
(1929) Fifty Million Frenchmen Cole Porter (w/m)
(1955) Silk Stockings Cole Porter (w/m)
(1953) Can-Can Cole Porter (w/m)
 Give ‘Em The Oo-La-La
(1939) Du Barry Was A Lady Cole Porter (w/m)
 C'est Magnifique
(1953) Can-Can Cole Porter (w/m)
(1953) Can-Can Cole Porter (w/m)
 I Love Paris
(1953) Can-Can Cole Porter (w/m)
 Ca, C'est L'Amour
(1957) Les Girls Cole Porter (w/m)
 Paris Loves Lovers
(1955) Cole Porter (w/m)

Ticket/Venue Info
Let's Misbehave Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
AA30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  15.00 
A26.00  23.50  22.25  21.00  13.00 
B20.00  18.00  17.00  16.00  10.00 
O16.00  14.50  13.75  13.00  8.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
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