npylog:

vintage television

npylog:

vintage television

(via Don Pardo, the Voice of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Dies at 96 - NYTimes.com)
Mr. Pardo in 1945. He began his career at NBC a year earlier, first as a radio announcer. 

Don Pardo, who literally introduced television viewers to some of America’s biggest stars and soon-to-be-stars as the longtime announcer for “Saturday Night Live,” died Monday in Tucson. He was 96…

(via Don Pardo, the Voice of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Dies at 96 - NYTimes.com)

Mr. Pardo in 1945. He began his career at NBC a year earlier, first as a radio announcer. 

Don Pardo, who literally introduced television viewers to some of America’s biggest stars and soon-to-be-stars as the longtime announcer for “Saturday Night Live,” died Monday in Tucson. He was 96…

bbcradio3:

Andy Pandy, children’s TV puppet. A creature of powerful popular resonance in Britain, born on this day in 1950, in a live children’s TV programme watched by millions. The programme ran on BBC TV until 1970 and was revived several times after that. This 1950 photograph from the BBC archives is, incidentally, as far as I can tell, an outrageous, pre-Photoshop fake. You can definitely see the join.

bbcradio3:

Andy Pandy, children’s TV puppet. A creature of powerful popular resonance in Britain, born on this day in 1950, in a live children’s TV programme watched by millions. The programme ran on BBC TV until 1970 and was revived several times after that. This 1950 photograph from the BBC archives is, incidentally, as far as I can tell, an outrageous, pre-Photoshop fake. You can definitely see the join.

(via For the Win: 1955 | Shorpy Historical Photo Archive)

Nov. 15, 1955. “Dr. Joyce Brothers holds up her category, boxing, after winning $8,000 on the CBS television program The $64,000 Question. Dr. Brothers will return next week to decide whether to keep the $8,000 or risk it against $16,000.” New York World-Telegram and Sun Photo Collection. View full size.

(via For the Win: 1955 | Shorpy Historical Photo Archive)

Nov. 15, 1955. “Dr. Joyce Brothers holds up her category, boxing, after winning $8,000 on the CBS television program The $64,000 Question. Dr. Brothers will return next week to decide whether to keep the $8,000 or risk it against $16,000.” New York World-Telegram and Sun Photo Collection. View full size.

bbcradio3:

21 May 1950. Lime Grove. The BBC opens new studios in West London, meant to provide a temporary home for the TV service while the much bigger, purpose-built Television Centre is planned and built round the corner. Inevitably, it was 42 years before Lime Grove was closed (the last live show was on 13 June 1991) and it became home to dozens of the biggest shows of the era, including Steptoe and Son, Doctor Who and daily magazine show Nationwide. More important, Lime Grove is still home to fictional TV news programme The Hour.

The top picture was taken on the day Lime Grove was opened. In the studio: Lady Attlee. The other pictures were taken on various dates during the 1950s.

I’m fascinated by early television cameras…

hollyhocksandtulips:

Mary Tyler Moore on the “Dick Van Dyke Show” set

hollyhocksandtulips:

Mary Tyler Moore on the “Dick Van Dyke Show” set

bbcradio3:

Mstislav Rostropovich, recording a programme in the ‘International Concert Hall’ series for BBC television in 1961. He played the Shostakovich Cello Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Charles Groves. Rostropovich was born in Baku in Soviet Azerbaijan on 27 March 1927 and died in 2007.

bbcradio3:

Mstislav Rostropovich, recording a programme in the ‘International Concert Hall’ series for BBC television in 1961. He played the Shostakovich Cello Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Charles Groves. Rostropovich was born in Baku in Soviet Azerbaijan on 27 March 1927 and died in 2007.