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  Baird Television
The television roles of Alexandra Palace and the Crystal Palace are remembered only through the efforts of underfunded historical societies made up of mostly private individuals.
June 1, the Derby horse race televised by Baird Television Ltd. from Epsom, Surrey to the Metropole Cinema in London.
Baird tells his own story - from his Helensburgh boyhood to the great and precarious days when the first television pictures were transmitted, to his ultimate betrayal by the BBC - with a caustic turn of phrase and a self-deprecating wit.
www.bairdtelevision.com   (1748 words)

  
  Chapter 5: The Press and Television
Television had indeed cut deeply into newspapers' national advertising revenues, but newspapers' commanding lead in overall receipts seemed to diminish the upstart medium's potential advertising threat, particularly in the first half of the 1950s.
Television's increasing influence was evident in the medium's coverage of the 1952 and 1956 national political conventions; television dominated the proceedings.
The audiences for the televised events were far larger than in 1948, and the massive television crews the networks used to staff the conventions seemed for the first time to intrude on turf previously reserved for delegates and for print and radio reporters.
ocean.otr.usm.edu /~w304644/ch5.html   (7375 words)

  
 The History of Television: 1950s
A half-hour situation comedy program, it is the first television show to be filmed in front of multiple motion picture cameras using a system developed by executive producer Desi Arnez and cinematographer Karl Freund.
Patrick Troughton becomes television's first Robin Hood, playing the eponymous folk hero in the first of six half-hour episodes of Robin Hood, shown weekly until April 21 on the BBC Television Service.
A color television broadcasting standard developed by RCA is officially approved for use in the U.S. by the FCC on Dec. 17.
www.the-best-of-television.com /thehistoryoftelevision1950s.html   (2154 words)

  
 Television: History and Production
A half hour filmed television show required the actor to be in front of the camera for three or four, 10 to 12 hour days.
It has been said that Berle was television's first great "salesman." During his tenure the number of TV homes went from a little under 191,000 to over 21,000,000, an increase of approximately 10,994%.
The Nielsen Ratings (provided by Nielsen Media Research) of television's prime time schedule are published in the Life (or purple) section of the Wednesday (or maybe Thursday) issue of USA Today.
www.northern.edu /wild/th100/tv.htm   (2176 words)

  
 Television Heaven
He transferred back to television in 1952 and had always wanted to do a Minstrel Show since he worked as assistant to John Sharman and Harry Pepper of the then famous Kentucky Minstrels.
Among the comics who appeared regularly were Leslie Crowther, Stan Stennett and George Chisholm, but it was three of the singers, Sheffield born Tony Mercer, Gillingham born John Boulter and Swansea born Dai Francis who were the undoubted stars of the show.
Aside from the lead singers the rest of the troupe were made up of the George Mitchell Minstrels and a group of female singers and dancers known as The Television Toppers and Mitchell Maids.
www.televisionheaven.co.uk /minstrel.htm   (584 words)

  
 GMHTV - Television Nostalgia - 1950-1959
The Queen had her first television broadcast in October, while the Queen’s first Christmas broadcast was televised for the first time on Christmas Day at 3 pm.
A former Attorney General, Sir Lionel Heald QC was appointed by Granada Television to investigate and he later reported that the allegations were “true in substance”, with his description of the briefings of contestants as “highly imprudent”.
BBC TELEVISION saw a change in music programmes when the last edition of the original OH BOY was broadcast on May 30th, (as sung by Buddy Holly who sadly in a plane crash in this year, aged just 22, so it must have ended as a tribute).
www.webspawner.com /users/asperger/1950s.html   (3048 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (1957 Television Production): DVD: Julie Andrews,Howard Lindsay,Dorothy ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
On March 31, 1957, a then-record 120 million homes saw the program as it was broadcast, live and in color, but it was preserved only in fl-and-white kinescope, i.e., by aiming a camera at a monitor during the broadcast.
In this enchanting musical delight from the legendary team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, beautiful young Cinderella (Julie Andrews) finds her life of drudgery at the hands of her stepmother and two wicked sisters changed forever in one evening, thanks to a fairy godmother and a handsome prince.
Originally aired only once on live television in 1957, this classic has, until now, been lost to history.
www.amazon.com /Rodgers-Hammersteins-Cinderella-Television-Production/dp/B00068NVG6   (1675 words)

  
 Television Heaven
A to Z of TV In the often neglected area of factual television, few programmes can lay claim to have had such an unquestionable impact on the field it chronicles than The Sky At Night.
For an astonishing four and a half decades since its debut on BBC television in April 1957, the series has become the cornerstone for the television presentation of the science of astronomy, successfully nurturing an ardently dedicated following of space enthusiasts, whilst winning deserved professional acclaim.
From early space flight to the astonishing intergalactic views afforded by the Hubble Space Telescope, Moore's continuing presence has assured the programme's unique place in the annals of television history as the longest-running TV programme in the world to be fronted the same presenter.
www.televisionheaven.co.uk /skyat.htm   (385 words)

  
 Genre-form Guide (Motion Picture and Television Reading Room, Library ofCongress)
Note: Feature length work originally presented on television usually has a longer running time, from 90 minutes to three hours in length (including commercials); use the term Television feature when such a work is not part of a regular television series or mini-series, and is not a special.
Individual fictional work (often called "Made for TV movie") presented on television, usually running from 90 minutes to three hours in length (which may include commercials), and is not part of a regular series or mini-series.
Episodes of a television series are usually related by subject matter, hosts, or, in the case of fictional programs, continuing characters in a predictable milieu.
www.loc.gov /rr/mopic/migform.html   (1538 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Television: Actor Tony Randall, 84, 'Odd Couple' neatnik   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Randall gained national fame on television in the early 1950s with "Mr.
His success in television and on Broadway in the 1950s —; including playing the cynical reporter in "Inherit the Wind" — paved Mr.
In 1957, he starred in the title role of the hapless TV ad man in the film adaptation of George Axelrod's satirical "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" co-starring Jayne Mansfield as the Hollywood sex symbol he enlists for a lipstick campaign.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/television/2001932941_tony19.html   (1043 words)

  
 1957 in television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
August 31 - Central Scotland's ITV franchise Scottish Television goes on air, the first 7-day-a-week ITV franchise to do so.
In the UK, the "toddler's truce" (an arrangement whereby there were no TV broadcasts between 6 PM and 7 PM, to allow parents to put their children to bed) was abolished.
January 2 - Debbie Shore, television presenter and actress.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1957_in_television   (416 words)

  
 Early Television Foundation
The 2008 Early Television Convention will be held on May 2, 3 and 4 at the museum in Hilliard, Ohio.
The 2007 Early Television Convention was held on May 4, 5 and 6 at the museum in Hilliard, Ohio.
The Early Television Foundation is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of television receiving and camera equipment from the early days of television.
www.earlytelevision.org   (191 words)

  
 Classic Television Blog | Classic Television News, Shows & Stars
We realize that we've already filled our quota for celebrity deaths this week by reporting the passing of Merv Griffin, and we do apologize for not keeping it cheery, but today is a hallowed day that must be remembered.
It'll be available just in time for the holidays for $29.99, or for those of you who like to plan ahead, you can save yourself some money and pre-order it today on Amazon.com and only pay $19.99.
His famous novel was turned into a television miniseries of the same name.
www.classictelevisionblog.com   (1697 words)

  
 List of years in television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1957 in television - Cinderella, the only Rodgers and Hammerstein musical written for television, airs once on CBS to an audience of 107 million people, making it the most-watched broadcast ever on U.S. television.
Commercial television starts in the United Kingdom with the slow roll-out of the ITV network.
BBC television is suspended for a month due to a national fuel crisis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_years_in_television   (2815 words)

  
 Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (1957 Television Production)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
For the first time ever, Julie Andrews's performance in the title role of the original 1957 television production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella is available to the public on home video.
On March 31, 1957, a then-record 120 million homes saw the program as it was broadcast, live and in color, but it was preserved only in fl-and-white kinescope, i.e., by aiming a camera at a monitor during the broadcast.
Considering this was TV in 1957, the pace of this story and music moved along better than I expected.
www.cdswap.ws /Content/findonamazonus-Asin-B00068NVG6.html   (472 words)

  
 Remaster and Publish Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella 1957 Petition
We, the undersigned, support the remastering and publication of the 1957 live television performance of Cinderella starring Julie Andrews, Jon Cypher, Edith Adams, Alice Ghostley, Kaye Ballard et al.
These stars who worked so hard for that once in a lifetime performance, deserve to have their work decently archived and available to the fans who want to own a copy of the movie.
The Remaster and Publish Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella 1957 Petition to CBS Television/Viacom Inc. was created by Fans of Cinderella, musicals, movies, Julie Andrews, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jon Cypher or any of the other actors who starred in the 1957 production of the movie.
www.petitiononline.com /cindrh57/petition.html   (355 words)

  
 Historic Television Program Offers Unique Perspective of 1957 Asian Flu Pandemic
In 1957, the Ford Motor Co. rolled out its infamous Edsel sedan; the world was in the midst of an escalating Cold War; the Soviet Union launched the first man-made satellite, Sputnik, into orbit; and President Eisenhower sent troops to Arkansas to protect African-American students while a Little Rock high school was being integrated.
In 1957, the world was also in the grip of a deadly influenza pandemic, known as the Asian flu.
Although less severe than the 1918 Spanish flu that killed an estimated 50 million people, the 1957 Asian flu was ultimately responsible for 70,000 deaths in the United States and nearly 2 million deaths worldwide over the next year.
www.jhsph.edu /flu/1957_Asianflu.html   (481 words)

  
 Zorro DVD : TV Shows on DVD from TVDVDPlanet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
In the 1919 Johnston McCulley novel entitle “The Curse of Capistrano” gave birth to the Zorro phenomenon.
This special 1957 Zorro DVD collection includes custom artwork and episode guides so you can find your favorite episode at anytime.
Exactly the same as it was shown in American television.
www.tvdvdplanet.com /movie/action/Zorro_(1957).html   (190 words)

  
 Television Playhouse
Television Playhouse was an anthology series on the ITV network.
According to the ratings shown on Television Heaven, Television Playhouse was the fifth most watched TV show in the UK in August 1963, with around 5 million viewers.
In correspondence with Ray Bradbury, she expressed a wish to also adapt "The Dwarf" for Television Playhouse, but the rights to the story were not available at the time.
pers-www.wlv.ac.uk /~in5379/films/tvplayhouse/fruit.htm   (250 words)

  
 LEGENDARY SURFERS: 1957   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
In surfing, the year 1957 is notable for the continued opening of the North Shore of O`ahu by mostly Coast Haoles.
On a foggy March 8, 1957, a burning "mistake" was made when "Dale Velzy is horrified to find Mickey Dora burning his new wooden camera tripod, carrying case and several reels of just-shot movie films.
On December 11, 1957, "A television mogul wearing a stiff, pin-striped suit barges into the shaping emporium of Velzy and Jacobs," wrote C.R. Stecyk of another incident that year.
www.legendarysurfers.com /surf/legends/ls27.shtml   (6029 words)

  
 1957
Years: 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 - 1957 - 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962
January 2 - San Francisco and Los Angeles stock exchanges merge.
Winner of Eurovision Song Contest 1957: Corry Brokken[?] with Net Als Toen
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/19/1957.html   (496 words)

  
 Australian Television Scrapbook 1957-1968 | George Béla Havrillay | Introduction
George Havrillay played a significant role in the formative days of Australian television as a set designer; Graham Kennedy's In Melbourne Tonight, The Delo and Daly Show, the BP Super Show, Bandstand, Video Village, The $6000 Question, one-off dramas, and the Miss Australia Quest to name a few.
This was at a time when variety shows were staple fare, and contributing set builders, painters and craftspeople dealt with the demanding logistical problems of daily live television.
In 1957, television was new in Australia - very new.
members.optusnet.com.au /~havrillay/tv1.htm   (246 words)

  
 eBay - television servicing, Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone, Nonfiction Books items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Radio and Television Servicing Volume 5 1958-59 TV
Television Servicing Vol 2, 1967, TV, Cathode Ray Tube
TELEVISION RECEIVER SERVICING PARTS 1 + 2 H/BS 1958 DJK
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 television.au TV WEEK
In 1957, Australian television was little over a year old when the country's first dedicated TV magazine,
The publication was launched in association with Melbourne's GTV Channel 9 who were looking for a print media outlet to promote their programs.
was dated 5 December 1957 and was sold only in Melbourne (at that stage, television only existed in Melbourne and Sydney) with GTV9 presenters Geoff Corke and Val Ruff on the front cover.
televisionau.siv.net.au /tvweek45.htm   (791 words)

  
 iWannaGetThat - Retroville - 1957 - On Television - Leave It To Beaver
Tony Dow became a teen heartthrob through his role on the program, landing him several movie deals after the close of the show.
Barbara Billingsley and Hugh Beaumont, already movie stars in their own right, went on to do other movie and television projects.
All of the characters would remain closely associated with their roles on LITB for the rest of their careers.
www.iwannagetthat.com /NewFiles/1957-leave-it-to-beaver.html   (311 words)

  
 1957 General Electric Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
This is the General Electric version of the 1957 Hotpoint.
Or should I say the Hotpoint is the alternate version of the GE since General Electric was the manufacturer of Hotpoint Appliances.
Out of the five GE sets I have using side tuning, this is the only one with an undamaged channel selector knob!
www.vintagetvsets.com /gered.htm   (121 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Cinderella (1957 Television Cast): Music: Richard Rodgers,Alice Ghostley,Edith Adams,George Hall,Iggie ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
CBS's 1957 television production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella has the polished yet untampered sound of a live Broadway musical recording, despite the fact that the album was recorded in advance of the television broadcast.
However, the magic is palpable still in the gorgeous 1957 cast album of this lovely score.
Now that the DVD of the original 1957 performance of Cinderella is available, this version has come full circle.
www.amazon.com /Cinderella-1957-Television-Richard-Rodgers/dp/B00000J28K   (1070 words)

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