“There’s something wild about you child, that’s so contagious. Let’s be outrageous. Let’s misbehave!” This exclamation from Cole Porter’s hit, Let’s Misbehave, exhibits the facetious sensuality that was typical of Porter’s music. Well known for his witty, yet generally risqué, lyrics, Porter was a prominent composer of his time. His music, laden with double-entendres, managed to shine anywhere he composed, from the Broadway stage to the silver screen of Hollywood.
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Kremer, Hannah, "Cole Porter: Harmonious Hedonist" (2020). Schultz-Werth Award Papers. 2.