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PORTER. The name of an ancient English officer who bore or carried a rod before the justices. The door-keeper of the English parliament also bears this name.
     2. One who is employed as a common carrier to carry goods from one place to another in the same town, is also called a porter. Such person is in general answerable as a common carrier. Story, Bailm. Sec. 496.

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Because of the breadth of approaches and information included in A Cole Porter Companion, it could be used for research, class discussion on either musical or theatrical topics, or purely as entertainment.
5 show, in which she'll share the front of the stage with singer Bill Hulings, will be "It's De-Lovely," based on the 1956 Fitzgerald double album "The Cole Porter Songbook." That recording was, and is, the most popular of the set.
Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, original book by Guy Bolton, P.G.
This is a charming volume of 10 of Cole Porter's hit songs from various musicals.
A RISING jazz singer from the Valleys is in the spotlight after recording a forgotten Cole Porter song.
Cole Porter, Noel Coward and Leonard Bernstein were among the composers who wrote for her.
Music composer and lyricist Cole Porter's former apartment at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is available for rent for $140,000 per month.
Kirkwood's career of more than 60 years included leading roles in musicals written by NOEL COWARD and COLE PORTER.
I Get A Kick Out Of You This was writ ten by the legendary Cole Porter and originally featured in the musical Any thing Goes.
Later in the film, he dances with Rogers to Cole Porter's "Night and Day." This duet (above) is the real start of their partnership, still a revelation in the way its two stars transform the steps into a conversation that seems to reveal even more about what they feel than they know of themselves.
A IT'S a Cole Porter number from his 1934 Broadway hit Anything Goes.
THIS biopic - part fact, part imagined - of legendary American composer Cole Porter doesn't quite live up to its title.