I think we can all agree that when considering the life of Cole Porter, the same questions arise time and time again: first of all, how come no one puts on follies anymore? I've never seen a good folly before. In fact, I've never even seen a bad one. Proves my point, right? It was the folly/revue/jubilee genre that brought Porter his first break. After having his songs cut from numerous shows, Porter's first hit was that legendary rationalization of risqué behavior of "Let's Do It"—because "even Pekinese in the Ritz do it"—followed a couple of years later by a charming ditty about youthful prostitutes called "Love for Sale"—you know, with "love that's fresh and still unspoiled, love that's only slightly soiled." But the Notorious C.A.P. never claimed t... More >>>