Some critics have suggested the elegance and suavity of Porter's songs comes from his time in France; musician and critic Alan Rich, after citing Ravel, Faure and Poulenc, comments that "the emotional power of a Porter ballad likewise comes only after the song has insinuated itself into your consciousness by the utter, beguiling ingenuity and meticulousness of its over-all shape. The songs are the film's crown jewels, and Porter devotees will require no second bidding to see it. Cole Porter's sex life is certainly a chapter by itself: But guess what? We were assisted out of the gondola by a liveried footman wearing white gloves, and ushered up a massive stairway, at the top of which stood Noel CowardCole and his wife Linda. Porter survived another six years, but, when his music—that lifelong attempt to forestall the immanence of emptiness—stopped, he stopped, too. Share on Twitter Tweet.
When Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart visited the city inthey were invited to dinner by the Porters.
Cole Porter: Yet it is Cole Porter who sounds consistently cosmopolitan and urban, not to mention urbane, even when writing songs such as Don't Fence Me In. Why Can't You Behave? Tony Award for Best Original Score.
Initially it seemed both his legs would have to be amputated.