Early Electronic Television
Films About Early Television
RCA Promotional Films
These films were made from 1939 to 1955 by RCA to promote television. The files are large, so a high speed connection is required.
RCA Presents Television - 1939
Magic in the Air 1941
Magic in the Air - 1955
The Story of Television - 1955
Courtesy of Keenan Powell
Films featuring early television from the Prelinger Archives
Films featuring early television from British Pathe'
1939 German Film
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.