Thursday, 18 August 2011

The wit of Lady Peel

Portrait by Yousuf Karsh

Noel [Coward] and I were in Paris once. Adjoining rooms, of course. One night, I felt mischievous, so I knocked on Noel's door, and he asked, 'Who is it?' I lowered my voice and said 'Hotel detective. Have you got a gentleman in your room?' He answered, 'Just a minute, I'll ask him.' Beatrice (Bea) Lillie (Actress, revue artiste, icon, aka Lady Peel)

Bea Lillie and Noel Coward on the Riviera, 1920s


  1. love the quote. love them.
    What fun they must have been to be with.


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