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Welcome Jeremiah: 1947

Welcome Jeremiah: 1947

New York, 1947. "On the set -- Borden Show broadcast." Back when telephones and televisions had dials, and shows were often named for the sponsor. 4x5 acetate negative from the Publicity Department Archive. View full size.


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I don't think it's Percy

Comparing two profiles, I conclude it can't be Percy Helton. The skull shape and lips are wrong, and he's not really round enough either. :-)
I've seen this actor before in supporting roles, but cannot pin down exactly who or where. I hazily remember some serious roles in the fifties.

Pre-war TV cameras

These were some of the very first TV cameras that RCA made. They were patented in 1936! RCA probably modified them to make a 525 line image after the war ended.
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Didn't Last Long

July 1947-September 1947. Different format (variety, drama, etc.) each week. Apparently none of them worked.

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