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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 (1929) TV Tests in Brisbane  (1934)
Here's to the Memory - Part 4 (1930)  

Pre-1945 Electronic Television

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

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)
Compatible Color Television Announcement (1953) Television Remote Control (1961)
Magic in the Air (1955) Replica of Image Dissector  (1977)
This Day: February 18 (1956) A Retrospective - "Pem" Farnsworth (1988)
The Story of Television (1956) The Origins of Television (1996)

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.