I just had to find out what's with the dots in NOËL COWARD. Wikepedia relates the following:
The story of Coward's meeting with actress Jean Harlow is frequently repeated: Harlow gushed, No-el Coward! I've heard so much about you!" He could have replied. "It's not true," but he didn't.
He replied, rather: "The "e" in "Noel" is silent, as is the "t" in "Harlow." The entire Wikepedia entry can be found here.
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