Ned Rorem in Paris - 29 May, 1961

from The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972, page 6:

Dined last night with Philippe Erlanger at the Elysée Club, a sort of superior Sardi's with a ground floor catering to after-theatre supperers, and a private membership sous-sol for solvent artists, mostly theatrical. As we began our turbot à la reine, who should be ushered to the next table but Noël Coward, alone, who proceeded to order an incongruous meal of snails and hot chocolate. While Philippe ever so properly continued his ceaseless chatter (suddenly more discreet), Coward and I intensely examined each other and calculated our separate advantages. I lit a cigaret …   more >>

cite as

The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 6. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]

Listening to

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'Smoke gets in your eyes'
written by Jerome Kern
performed by Noƫl Coward

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 May, 1961
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Mon, 05 Jan 2015 22:30:09 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 11:18:47 +0000