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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Many-faceted career of illustrious showman Color special pays tribute to Noel Coward Memories of a long and illustrious career in show business are interwoven with the musical milestones of that career in an entertaining hour color special, This Is Noel Coward, for telecast on CBC-TV Sunday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m. This is the second of five specials comprising The Shell Collection on CBC televi- sion, sponsored by Shell Canada Limited. Filmed on location in London, Paris, Switzerland and Monte Carlo, the color film presents a retrospective portrait of the septuagenarian showman, and his many- faceted career on both sides of the Atlantic - as playwright, lyricist, composer, A FilM BIOGRAPHY - Second special in the Shell Collection series, five unrelated programs to be seen on CBC-TV this season, is This Is Noel Coward, a musical film biography in which Coward himself is featured, along with scenes from his plays and movies, and songs he has written for the theatre over the span of his long and remarkable career. Sir John Gielgud is narrator, and many international stars who have been associated with Coward appear in the one-hour color special, for telecast on CBC-TV, Sunday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. I MUD-WINTER STOCK CLEARANCE I SNDOOR CARPET B Gold, green, rusi. Excellent for rumpus rooms or f% basement bedrooms. Your choice........SQ. YD. SHAG Gold or green tone on tone 25-oz. J Qti Your choice ......................... SQ. YD. ' �Y3 KITCHEN CARPET 118 exciting colors, A different # nr patterns ............................ SQ. YD. O. / J HEAVY CONTRACT CARPET ................................. SQ. YD. 8.95 SHORT SHAG Tone on tone, Q fiF extremely duroble ................... SQ. YD. * c Interior decorating service 9 Mew drapery samples have now arrived CONTRACTORS and HOUSE BUILDERS We offer complete installation of Carpet, Linoleum, Tile and Drapery Located in Westminster Shopping Mall 13th St. and 5th Ave. N., Lethbridge Phone 328-8549 - Out of Town Call Collect actor, singer, producer . . . and wit. Introduced and narrated by Sir John Gielgud, the film features Coward himself, reminiscing and commenting on episodes in his life, with the help of such personal friends and show business associates as Richard Burton, Maurice Chevalier, David Niven, Lilli Palmer, Joan Sutherland, Yul Brynner, John Mills, Dame Edith Evans, Hermione Gingcld, Dame Sybil Thorndike, Ce'ia Johnson, Brian Aheme and many more. Also included among Coward's "all-star" friends is Earl Mountbatten of Burma, who interjects some information on how Noel Coward came to write his wartime naval film epic, In Which We Serve. Sequences from some of Coward's stage plays and films < including movie versions of his plays) are also seen in the hour special: Words and Music, an early stage musical in which John Mills was a young song and dance man; and (movies): Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard in Brief Encounter, Coward in an action sequence from In Which We Serve; Rex Harrison, Kay Hammond and Margaret Rutherford in Blithe Spirit. Coward is also seen with Alec Guinness, his co-star in the film Our Man In Havana. Coward songs, many of them sung by "the Master" himself, include: I'll Fo'low My Secret Heart (sung by Yvonne Prin-temps), Don't Put Your Daughter On the Stage, Mrs. Worthington (Coward), A Room. With a View (Coward), I'll See You Again (Coward), London Pride (Ccward), Mad Dogs and Englishmen (Coward). The color film special also includes some rare footage shot by Noel Coward throughout hi* career, and never before shown to the public. In these 'home movies' and stills, he is seen with some of the great stars of yesteryear: Norma Shear-er, Lillian Gish, Mary Pickforci. Tallulah Bankhead," Gloria Swanson, Clifton Webb, and Leslie Howard. Famous English cartoonist Osbert Lancaster supplied special drawings to illustrate two of the musical numbers: Mad Dogs and Englishmen, and The Stately Homes of England. As the film special unfolds, some little-known facts about Coward emerge: In liis early life, he suffered two serious con cussions, the second developing into a brain tumor; he wrote the song, I'll See You Again, in 20 minutes while stuck in a cab in a London traffic jam: another popular Coward song. A Room With a View, was written on shipboard, while anchored in You Can't Beat The Leader In Food . CHINESE FOOD WESTE'.N MEALS LIGHT LUNCHES RESTAURANT HOURS: Open Daily 8 cm. to 3 p.m. Closed on Sundays and Holidays! 612 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-7511 Honolulu harbor; Bitter Sweet was the musical play that gave him the most personal satisfaction; he wrote the hit play, Private Lives, in four days while recuperating from the 'flu - "and not a line was changed"; he once offered the young Richard Burton a role in a recording of Conversation Piece, and "persuaded" Burton to do it for $200. ("You will do Conversation Piece for $200, and you will like it.") Coward's clipped way of speaking was a result of trying to encourage his mother (who was deaf) to lip read. According to Yul Brynrier, Coward has the knack of being able "to make you laugh at yourself." Edith Evans recalls that "when Noel was out front (in the audience). I always fluf-' fed my lines." Coward says his major satisfaction in a lifetime of show business has been just "to know you're among people you love, and who love you." This Is Noel Coward was written, produced and directed by an independent London producer, Charles Castle, and originally telecast cn the BBC in England last spring (1972). . SOLD ON SUBJECT Kevin Tighe, star of "Emergency!" is really soxi on the value of .paramedics subject of the NBC-TV show. Asked if he felt paramedics were of value, he replied, "As far as I'm concerned the program should be mandatory in ca-c-h state." 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