Ford Star Jubilee (1955–1956)
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Together with Music 

Martin and Coward largely worked separately, after opening with Noël's specially written title song "Together with Music" and "Ninety Minutes is a Long, Long Time". Coward shows audiences ... See full summary »

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Martin and Coward largely worked separately, after opening with Noël's specially written title song "Together with Music" and "Ninety Minutes is a Long, Long Time". Coward shows audiences his rapid-fire recitatives of his own comic songs like Mad Dogs and Englishmen, Uncle Harry, Nina and The party's over now, the latter a duet with Mary Martin, and a medley of some of his more sentimental material. Martin shines on a medley of songs from her stage triumph "South Pacific", and a reprise of Cole Porter's "My Heart Belongs to Daddy." Together at the end, they do a lengthy and somewhat chaotic medley of old favorites. Written by Anonymous

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22 October 1955 (USA)  »

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Mary Martin and Noël Coward were prominent veteran entertainers when they joined together 22 October 1955 to appear on the live 90-minute CBS "Ford Star Jubilee" color television special. The 41-year-old Martin was fresh from her Broadway and live 90-minute NBC color television triumph in the Edwin Lester produced Broadway musical "Peter Pan". The 55-year-old Coward, whose work as a playwright was in decline in England, had recently begun a new phase of his career as a nightclub concert performer in Las Vegas at Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn Hotel and Casino during the month of June 1955. The two had been working together since the problematic Coward-written, Martin-starring 1946 musical "Pacific 1860" in London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. On CBS-TV's "Words and Music", Martin and Coward largely worked separately, after opening with the show's specially written title song "Words and Music" and "Ninety Minutes is a Long, Long Time". Coward shows television audiences what was wowing them in Las Vegas: his rapid-fire recitatives of his own comic songs like Mad Dogs and Englishmen, Uncle Harry, Nina and The party's over now, the latter a duet with Mary Martin, and a medley of some of his more sentimental material. Martin shines on a medley of songs from her stage triumph "South Pacific", and a reprise of Cole Porter's "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," her 1939 Broadway musical debut in "Leave it to Me". Together at the end, they do a lengthy and somewhat chaotic medley of old favorites. While the visual color element is lost on the B&W kine-scope film and the sound quality is TV-tinny, the exuberance of the show comes across. Unfortunately, the original two-LP record-issue-set, which contained the entire show, was condensed to 56 minutes for CD re-issue. See more »

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Referenced in The Jack Benny Program: Peggy King & Art Linkletter (1955) See more »

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Poor Little Rich Girl
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Written by Noël Coward
Performed as part of a medley by Noël Coward
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