May 23 / Simcha

Relationship Advice from Noel Coward

Dietrich & Coward in 1937

A client shared this with me, and I share it with you: some sound, stern relationship advice from the great Noël Coward, in the form of an invaluable letter he sent to his good friend, Marlene Dietrich, in 1956. He was replying to a recent, downbeat missive from Dietrich, in which she had detailed the latest in a long line of depressing “episodes” involving her on-off lover of a few years, Yul “Curly” Brynner.  Coward clearly couldn’t bear to see her suffer any longer.

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