A new film celebrates the composer as he really was: charming, brilliant and sexually voracious. Sheila Johnston reports. Night and Day, the Hollywood biopic of Cole Porter, portrayed the pleasure-loving composer as a First World War hero and a devoted husband. Its subject was not displeased with the result. But it was shadowy in one outstanding particular: his energetic, colourful and — at the time — highly illegal sex life. The two films are, indeed, night and day.
How Cole Porter got his kicks
How Cole Porter got his kicks - Telegraph
Simply the best! Cole's lyrics are always gold. Thursday, 7 April Cole Porter part 2. Cole Porter's sex life is certainly a chapter by itself: It's actually refreshing to discover people who lived their lives in those closeted times in such a hedonisitc abandon. Granted, he was rich, famous and talented. Also granted, he lived in places Paris, New York, Hollywood where gay sex partners were much easier to find. But still, one wonders how come the 20s, the 30s and the 40s offered such sexual diversity.