Sunday, June 20, 2010

Television and the movie Rebecca (1940)

At the 2 hour point in the movie Rebecca (released April 12, 1940), as the players enter the office of Dr. Baker (Leo G. Carroll), there is a sign outside describing a "Radio and Television Exhibition" at Temple Hall (Free Prizes, Monday).

On November 2, 1936, the BBC opened the world's first regular high-definition television service, from Alexandra Palace.

On September 1, 1939, the BBC Television Service was suspended, about 20 minutes after the conclusion of a Mickey Mouse cartoon (Mickey's Gala Premiere), due to the imminent outbreak of the Second World War, amid fears that the VHF transmissions would act as perfect guidance beams for enemy bombers attempting to locate central London.

On June 7, 1946, BBC Television broadcasts (405 lines) resume after the war. One of the first programmes shown is the Mickey Mouse cartoon from 1939

***BBC info from wikipedia

***Film locations for Rebecca

Big Sur, California, USA

Palos Verdes, California, USA

Point Lobos State Reserve, California, USA

Selznick International Studios - 9336 Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA


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