The first of the CBS specials was a live, musical variety program starring Noël Coward and Mary Martin; the subsequent broadcast was Coward's play Blithe Spirit (with Coward, Claudette Colbert, Lauren Bacall and Mildred Natwick). These shows were met with resounding critical acclaim.
Noel Coward, Frederick De Cordova
Noel Coward (play)
Lauren Bacall, Claudette Colbert and Noel Coward