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Early Television Museum

Online Films and Videos

Television in the Cinema Before 1939, An International Annotated Database, by Richard Koszarski and Doron Galili

Mechanical Television

Time to Remember - Came the Dawn (1925) W9XAP on the Silver Screen  (1931)
Seeing by Wireless - Story of John Logie Baird (1929) TV Tests in Brisbane  (1934)
Here's to the Memory - Part 4 (1930)  

Early Electronic Television

German Radio Exhibition Fire (1935) Who Drove IIA 2992? (1939)
BBC TV News Story on the 80th Anniversary Launch of BBC TV Early TV Show Featuring a Dancer (1930s)
Pathe Newsreel segments about RCA/NBC (1936) Radio and Television (1940)
Time to Remember - Time of Three Kings (1936) Radio and Television - Your Life Work Series (1940)
First Television Broadcast NBC/RCA (1936) Part 1 Part 2 Radio Queen Selected (1940)
Popular Science Newsreel (Farnsworth) (1937) Hospital Operation Televised (1940-1959)
TV Comes to Alexandra Palace (1937) Sun (1940)
RCA television show kinescope (1938) Uncle Sam's Television (1940)
RCA Presentation: Television  (1939) Magic in the Air  (1941)
Television Under the Swastika (1939)  

Postwar Television

Television Tomorrow (1945) Farnsworth on "I've Got a Secret" (1957)
Color demonstration by CBS (1946) Seven Function Remote Control for Color (1959)
Behind Your Radio Dial (1947) The Reasons Why (Part I) (1959)
Behind Your Radio Dial: The Story of NBC (ca. 1947) The Reasons Why (Part II) (1959)
Film taken off the screen of a CBS receiver (1950) BBC Colour Television Experiments (1959)
NTSC color work at the CBS color studio (1950s) Television Remote Control (1961)
Compatible Color Television Announcement (1953) Replica of Image Dissector  (1977)
Magic in the Air (1955) A Retrospective - "Pem" Farnsworth (1988)
This Day: February 18 (1956) The Origins of Television (1996)
The Story of Television (1956) British Television by Wire (1946-1980)

This is a promotional film made for the International Telegraph Congress in Buenos Aires in 1939. It shows German TV cameras in operation, and what appear to be real screen shots of monitors and an E1 receiver in operation. The movie shows how television and video phone are used to catch a hit and run driver. The film was found by Claus Gallenmiller in Germany. Thanks to Darryl Hock for sending it to us.