JMB at STRADLEY.COM
Mon Dec 16 22:07:29 UTC 2002
Nice work on Miss Pinkham's tonic. As to the "arch from the Rome collection," my guess is that the Rome collection is the Vatican's famous collection of prohibited books, reputed to include many famous pornographic works. If that's right, though, it's not clear what "arch" would refer to.
I presume that by Lady Astor, Millie Webb meant Viscountess Nancy Witcher Astor (1879 - 1964), the first woman to sit in the House of Commons, best known today for her bon mots and as Winston Churchill's verbal antagonist. Some quotes are reproduced at http://www.dropbears.com/b/broughsbooks/lady_astor.htm. Lady Astor is, of course, entirely different from the earlier Mrs. Astor, though they both married into the same Astor family.
From: James A. Landau [mailto:JJJRLandau at AOL.COM]
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2002 4:44 PM
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Subject: Re: Cole Porter
As for "Roman arch", my best guess is "you're a Roman [Catholic}
Arch[bishop]" as opposed to say a mere priest.
- Jim Landau
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