Cole Porter

Millie Webb millie-webb at CHARTER.NET
Tue Dec 17 00:17:50 UTC 2002

Thank you very much.  I wondered about that: How could she be an American
party queen (or whatever more genteel word was used earlier) if she were a
Brit in the House of Commons.  -- Millie

(And I will look at that site with some of her quotes.  Thanks for that
reference too.)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Baker, John" <JMB at STRADLEY.COM>
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2002 4:07 PM
Subject: Re: Cole Porter

>         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  Lady Astor is, of
course, entirely different from the earlier Mrs. Astor, though they both
married into the same Astor family.
> John Baker

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