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Day, Barry

Overview
Works: 102 works in 270 publications in 1 language and 8,144 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Drama  War films  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Quotations  Film adaptations  Comedy films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Host, Adapter, Narrator, Speaker, Interviewee, Director, Contributor
Classifications: PR6005.O85, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barry Day
The letters of Noël Coward by Noel Coward( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first and definitive collection of savvy, witty, loving, bitchy, and often surprisingly moving letters (most previously unpublished) from and to the incomparable Noël Coward, a unique and irresistible portrait of a society and age. The range, charm, and vitality of his talents--playwright, actor, composer, librettist, lyricist, director, painter, writer, cabaret singer, wit--brought him into close encounters, and often close friendships, with the great and the gifted. He knew everybody who was anybody in the theater and motion pictures, in literature and politics, on both sides of the Atlantic (he was even a spy for the Britishduring World War II, along with Cary Grant). Among those at his "marvelous party": George Bernard Shaw, T.E. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, the Churchills, Daphne du Maurier, Greta Garbo, Ian Fleming, W. Somerset Maugham, Marlene Dietrich, Tallulah Bankhead, Edith Sitwell, FDR, Gertrude Lawrence, and many more.--From publisher description
The Noël Coward reader by Noel Coward( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reader brings together the best of Noël Coward's short stories, verse, songs, plays, screenplays, etc
The world of Raymond Chandler : in his own words by Raymond Chandler( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first book to give us the life and times of Raymond Chandler through his own writing-from the acclaimed editor of The Letters of Noël Coward. Chandler never wrote an autobiography or a memoir. Now Barry Day, making use of Chandler's novels, short stories, and letters as well as Day's always illuminating commentary, gives us the life of "the man with no home," a man precariously balanced between his classical English education with its immutable values and that of a fast-evolving America during the years before the Great War, with its resulting changing vernacular. Chandler reveals what it was like to be a writer, and in particular what it was to be a writer of "hard-boiled" fiction in what was for him "another language." Along the way, he discusses the work of his contemporaries: Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Agatha Christie, Erle Stanley Gardner, Somerset Maugham, among others. Here is Chandler's Los Angeles, a city he adopted and which adopted him in the post-World War I period...Chandler on his Hollywood, working with Billy Wilder, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, and others...Chandler on organized crime and on his alter ego, Philip Marlowe, private eye, the incorruptible knight with little armor who walks the "mean streets" in a world not made for knights...on drinking (his life in the end was in a race with alcohol-and loneliness)...and here are Chandler's women-the Little Sisters; the dames-in his fiction-and his life"--
Dorothy Parker in her own words by Dorothy Parker( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite her prolific output, ageless writer and wit Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) never penned an autobiography (although if she had, she said it would have been titled Mongrel). Combing through her stories, poems, articles, reviews, correspondence, and even her rare journalism and song lyrics, editor Barry Day has selected and arranged passages that describe her life and its preoccupations - urban living, the theater and the cinema, the battle of the sexes, and death by dissipation."--Jacket
My life with Noël Coward by Graham Payn( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the definitive memoir of the private Noel Coward by the only man with the compassionate insight and first-hand experience to write it
Noël Coward : the complete lyrics by Noel Coward( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Playwright, actor, composer, poet, painter and songwriter, Noel Coward was perhaps the most complete entertainer the twentieth century - or any other - produced. But with his sophisticated manner and his clipped wit he became something more ... an icon of his times, the embodiment of "cool" before the term was ever thought of. On the centenary of his birth, amid the revival of his complete works, it is time to take stock of Coward the songwriter. For sixty years he produced a steady stream of words and music that was both lyrical and literate, romantic and satirical. Arguably only Cole Porter matched his reach and range. "I'll See You Again," "Some Day I'll Find You," "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," "A Room With A View," Don't Put Your Daughter On The Stage, Mrs. Worthington," "I'll Follow My Secret Heart," "I Went To A Marvellous Party," "London Pride" ... all the Coward classics are here, arranged chronologically show by show. But editor Barry Day - with the cooperation of the Coward Estate - has researched Coward's personal archives as well as other sources to compile 500 songs - over 200 more than the original 1965 volume. None of them have been published and most are totally unknown. Among them are songs from his unrecorded collaboration with Jerome Kern ... four unfinished musicals ... numbers dropped from shows ... and additional verses for well known favorites. The Complete Lyrics are lavishly illustrated throughout with more than 280 photographs of people and productions - many from his personal albums - as well as program covers, sheet music and Coward's own handwritten manuscripts. Barry Day's text, augmented by Coward's own comments, set the songs in the context of their times."--Jacket
This wooden 'O' : Shakespeare's Globe reborn : achieving an American's dream by Barry Day( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of one man's dream fulfilled, This Wooden "O" tells of American actor Sam Wanamaker's efforts to reconstruct Shakespeare's Globe Theater
The letters of Noël Coward by Noel Coward( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A publishing event! The first and definitive collection of letters (most of them previously unpublished) both from and to the incomparable Noel Coward, a unique and irresistible portrait of a society and age - from the Blitz to the Ritz and beyond." "There are letters about his productions of Bitter Sweet ... Cavalcade ... In Which We Serve ... Brief Encounter ... Private Lives, etc ... about his activities during World War II (he was a spy for the British government along with co-conspirator Cary Grant) ... about the move to make him a knight that was endorsed in a personal letter from King George VI and blocked by Winston Churchill. Here are letters to and from his beloved mother, Violet ... his longtime set and costume designer, Gladys Calthrop ... his traveling companion from the 1930s on, Lord Amherst ... and his business manager and one-time lover, Jack Wilson, in which he reveals his "secret heart."" "Profoundly savvy, witty, loving, bitchy, and often surprisingly moving, The Letters of Noel Coward gives us "Destiny's Tot" at his crackling best. An irresistible portrait of a time, of the man himself, and of the world he lived in and enchanted."--Jacket
P.G. Wodehouse, in his own words by P. G Wodehouse( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of P.G. Wodehouse told through the novels, stories, letters and non-fiction of Wodehouse himself
Coward on film : the cinema of Noël Coward by Barry Day( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Barry Day documents every film based on Noel Coward's work as well as those in which he appeared. The result is a list of film credits as actor, writer, producer, and director - spanning fifty years. This detailed chronicle, which includes quotes from Coward himself and a complete filmography, stands as a fitting tribute to his legacy."--Jacket
The complete lyrics of P.G. Wodehouse by P. G Wodehouse( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book sets the lyrics from his nearly forty theatrical productions within the context of each individual show, providing incisive and informative commentary for each. Lavishly illustrated with photos and memorabilia, it establishes why, throughout the 1920s and 1930s, Wodehouse was considered a top-tier theatrical figure on both sides of the Atlantic."--Jacket
In which we serve by Noel Coward( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the H.M.S. Torrin, a British naval ship, from its construction through its destruction in World War II. As the surviving crew cling to life boats and wreckage awaiting rescue, they flashback to their homes and loved ones and in so doing recall just why they are fighting and whom they are fighting for
Sherlock Holmes : in his own words and in the words of those who knew him by Barry Day( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A delightful biography of Sherlock Holmes that draws on quotations from Dr. Watson More has been written about Sherlock Holmes in a century than was written about Shakespeare in four. It is a testament to the enduring allure of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective that long after his last bow, devotees of Baker Street have continued to produce stories, films, and television works based on the life of Sherlock Holmes. Nothing new can match the brilliant intensity of the original, however, and so Barry Day has produced this invaluable biography of Holmes, drawn from the words of the man who
The complete verse of Noël Coward by Noel Coward( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together the verse which The Master published during his lifetime and a wealth of previously unreleased material discovered in his correspondence with family and friends. Beginning with his youthful verse experiments, The Complete Verse arranges Coward's prolific public and personal verse writings in themed chapters which tackle a wide variety of subjects including war, the theatre, love, friends, travel, and God and the Infinite. --from inside jacket flap
Noel Coward's Blithe spirit by State Theatre Centre of WA( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cynical, self-absorbed novelist sets out to expose a fake medium and ends up with the amorous ghost of his first wife on his hands
Sherlock Holmes and the copycat murders by Barry Day( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"London, 1900. Sherlock Holmes finds himself investigating a string of murders that have one common thread--each of them recalls one of his earlier cases"
Sherlock Holmes and the Alice in Wonderland murders by Barry Day( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1898. Holmes and Watson encounter American newspaper magnate, John Moxton, whose yellow press Clarion is beginning to dominate and undermine Victorian England. Public figures are humiliated then murdered. Each incident has a parallel in Alice in Wonderland. And each time the Clarion is conveniently on hand"--
Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Globe murders by Barry Day( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1899 London, American impresario, Florenz Adler, has rebuilt Shakeapeare's Globe playhouse, but his plans for a grand opening are threatened when the actors begin receiving sinister warnings. Even the Queen receives a warning. When murders begin, Holmes is called in to fathom the plot"--
Noël Coward : in his own words by Noel Coward( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'In my time I have said some noteworthy and exceptionally memorable things' claimed Noel Coward. Full of witicisms, bons mots and hidden gems from private papers, this compendium offers a fascinating insight into the mind of the English playwright
Sherlock Holmes and the seven deadly sins murders by Barry Day( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At Oxford they jokingly called themselves The Seven Sinners. Now, thirty years later, they are being murdered--each in the manner of his particular 'sin'. Holmes and Watson--with the aid of their new friend, Professor Challenger--must race against time and the killer ... before Holmes' brother, Mycroft, becomes one of the victims."--
 
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The letters of Noël Coward
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The Noël Coward readerDorothy Parker in her own wordsMy life with Noël CowardNoël Coward : the complete lyricsThis wooden 'O' : Shakespeare's Globe reborn : achieving an American's dreamThe letters of Noël CowardP.G. Wodehouse, in his own wordsCoward on film : the cinema of Noël Coward