The Penguin Dictionary Of Modern Quotations
gives the impression that Coward coined this phrase, but Mary Pickford starred in a film called The Poor Little Rich Girl
in 1917. The Noël Coward song was written for the 1925 revue On With The Dance
, and is the third song in the show. According to the Noël Coward Society, in 2009, it ranked among his ten most popular songs.
Alexander Baron - London, England