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Cole Porter spent many holidays in Paris throughout the s and s. However, despite her assertion and references to Miss Otis Regrets - The Mills Brothers - Sweet & Slow assertion in articles by journalists, Porter did not write "Miss Otis Regrets" for Bricktop. Hearing a cowboy's lament on the radio, Porter sat down at the piano and improvised a parody of the song. Only instead of a country girl, Miss Otis is a polite society lady. Friend and Yale classmate Monty Woolley jumped in to help Porter "sell it", pretending to be a butler who explains why Madam can't keep a lunch appointment.
In the previous 24 hours, Miss Otis was jilted and abandoned, located and killed her seducer, was arrested, jailed, and, about to be hanged by a mob, made a final, polite apology for being unable to keep her lunch appointment.
This performance was so well received that the song evolved, "workshopped" with each subsequent cocktail party, many of which were at the Saturday Night (And Im Boogie Bound) - Baby Brother - Baby Brother suite of Elsa Maxwellto whom Porter dedicated the song.
The "smart set" that attended these parties, known to use wit or wisecracks to punctuate anecdotes and gossip, began using references to "Miss Otis" as a punchline. A man sings about getting ready for a date with Lulu, focusing all his attention on this awesome girl who's visiting town after having moved away: "You can tell all my pets, all my blondes and brunettes, Mister Otis regrets that he won't be around. Truman Capotein his article published in the November issue of Esquire Magazinerelates a story Porter told him.
Porter used "Miss Otis" as a punchline in the s, opening the door to dismiss a presumptuous man from his home. Porter handed him a check as he said "Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today. Now get out. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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