• Short Summary

    Interesting item shows the development of television in the United States of America.

  • Description

    Titles read: "UNCLE SAM'S TELEVISION".

    United States of America.

    Long item showing the development of American television. People gather around a television set in a living room at a 'Tele Party' - view of the New York World's Fair is on the screen. Various shots of TV sets being assembled in a factory; commentator explains how the sets work (I still don't understand!). High angle views over the New York skyline as commentator talks of waves being transmitted from the Empire State Building.

    Then we see various shots of technicians at RCA / NBC Television Studios in New York's Radio City preparing for a transmission. Views through the camera show the studio upside down. Good footage of an orchestral recital being broadcast while the director in the control room or gallery gives instructions through microphone / headphones to the television cameramen.

    Note: some damage to last section of film - could be decomposing.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1210.15
    Media URN:
    15781
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:00:00 / 01:28:09:00
    Canister:
    PT 555

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