People: Sideline Skills

The London nightclub set headed for the Café de Paris and a rare evening: Playwright Noel Coward was making his debut as a cabaret entertainer. Among those present: Princess Margaret, with a party including Prince Nicholas of Yugoslavia and Lucian Freud, grandson of the psychoanalyst (see MILESTONES). At another table sat the Duchess of Kent with Prince and Princess George of Greece. For 45 minutes the royal and common customers listened to the ratchety-voiced Coward sing a medley of his own songs, caper through his witticisms, and taper off with a blend...

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