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Nicky Haslam

Nicky Haslam

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First broadcast: Sun 02 Aug 2009

Interior designer

Kirsty Young's castaway is the interior designer, socialite and one-time cowboy, Nicky Haslam. His life defies easy description. In America in the 1960s, he was part of Andy Warhol's circle of friends. He got to know Wallis Simpson and the Duke of Windsor and met Cyd Charisse and President Kennedy; and after all that, he became a cowboy. When he returned to Britain he brought the sleek style of the States with him. When he is designing a room, he says, first he lets the room speak to him, then his client - then he gets the last word on how it should look.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

Ethel Merman & Dick Haymes

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Castaway's favourite

Ethel Merman & Dick Haymes

You're Just In Love (from Call Me Madam)

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Deanna Durbin

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Deanna Durbin

Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year

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Book

A Legacy by Sybille Bedford

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Luxury item

A large 18th-century picture

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