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Nicky Haslam

Kirsty Young's castaway is interior designer, socialite and one-time cowboy, Nicky Haslam.

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]

Favourite track: You're Just In Love from Call Me Madam by Ethel Merman & Dick Haymes
Book: A Legacy by Sybille Bedford
Luxury: A large 18th-century picture.

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 7 Aug 2009 09:00

Music Played

  • Maria Callas

    Louise: Depuis Le Jour

    • Callas A Paris I pretre.
    • EMI.
  • Nat Gonella

    Isle of Capri

    • Georgia on my Mind.
    • Decca.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Ethel Merman & Dick Haymes

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

      • 12 Songs from Call Me Madam.
      • Decca.
  • Lee Wiley

    Why Shouldn't I?

    • Songs by George & Ira Gershwin & Cole Porter.
    • Audiophile.
  • Bobby Vinton

    Blue Velvet

    • Blue Velvet.
    • Epic.
  • Deanna Durbin

    Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year

    • The Best of Deanna Durbin.
    • MCA.
  • Renée Fleming

    The very ending of Daphne

    • R. Strauss: Daphne.
    • Decca.
  • Roxy Music

    More Than This

    • The Best of the Ballads: Slave to Love.
    • CDV.
  • Book Choice

    • A Legacy - Sybille Bedford

  • Luxury Choice

    • A large 18th-century picture

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Nicky Haslam

Broadcasts

  • Sun 2 Aug 2009 10:00
  • Sun 2 Aug 2009 11:15
  • Fri 7 Aug 2009 09:00

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