Saturday, March 12, 2011
Ivor Novello starred in hitchcock's 'the lodger.' i am not familair with the early hitchcock movies but look at this stunner! perhaps he inspired david bowie who named one of his great albums 'lodger.' some cool facts about ivor:
'During the Second World War Novello was sent to prison for eight-weeks after he had fraudulently obtained petrol for his Rolls-Royce car. After he was released he wrote the musical Perchance To Dream. This included We'll Gather Lilacs, whose theme of lovers parting and hoping to meet again, made it one of the most popular songs of the war.
In 1947 Novello helped establish the Songwriters' Guild (later known as the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors).
Ivor Novello died in London on 6th March 1951. After his death the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors instituted the Ivor Novello awards, granted annually for outstanding contributions to British popular music.'
misappropriated petrol for his rolls! went on be the name of a foundation to establish awards for excellence in music! what a guy.