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Primeval Television

This two-disc set includes 16 rare episodes from the dawn of television.

  • Item 501894D
  • Region: All
  • Media Type: DVD
  • Running Time: 266 min

Alternate formats: Digital Video - $7.99

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TV history comes alive in 16 rare episodes on two discs:

• Tomorrow Television (1945) — Fascinating documentary looks at television in its infancy.
• Public Prosecutor (1947) — John Howard stars in first TV episode produced on film.
• Comic Strips of Television (1948) — Jay Ward pilot for Crusader Rabbit, Dudley Do-Right.
• Art Linkletter & The Kids (1952) — Before “People Are Funny,” Art talked with kids.
• Playhouse 15 (1952) — Anthology of short dramas. Jack Klugman in “Backfire.”
• A Great New Star (1953) — Dinah Shore sings two songs in promo for 1953 Chevy.
• Top Secret (1954) — Stars Paul Stewart, Gena Rowlands & a computer!
• Felix in the Bone Age (1922/’50) — Silent Felix the Cat cartoons were a staple on early TV.
• Junior Aces (1952) — Tom Brown hosts children’s show about aviation and aircraft.
• Telenews (1956) — News of the world from Hearst 1954-1962.
• The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952) — First episode of popular sitcom with Ozzie, Harriet, David & Ricky.
• Martin Kane, Private Eye (1952) — Lloyd Nolan in “live” broadcast of detective show, “Dope Pushers.”
• Ed Wynn Show (1949) — Variety show starring Ed Wynn, with guest Buster Keaton.
• The Magic Clown (1949) — Children’s show with kids, a clown, magic and Bonomo Taffy!
• Learn to Draw (1950) — Artist Jon Gnagy teaches the world how to draw.
• The Beulah Show (1950) — The great Ethel Waters is Beulah, a black maid in a white household.

Black and white, full screen.

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