Edna Ferber, one of the brightest lights in the New York ‘Bloomsbury Group’ of the twenties and thirties had a penchant for wearing elegantly tailored suits, trousers and all. Noel Coward met her one day in New York when he was wearing a suit very similar to the one Miss Ferber was sporting.
‘Edna, you look almost like a man,’ he told her. ‘So do you,’ she answered.
George Bernard Shaw telegrammed Winston Churchill just prior to the opening of Major Barbara: “Have reserved two tickets for first night. Come and bring a friend if you have one.”
Churchill wired back, “Impossible to come to first night. Will come to second night, if you have one.”