Saturday, February 25, 2012

"Trapped by Television": Hollywood doing inventor movie in 1936.

Plot: An inventor looking for backing for his television invention gets involved with a crooked businessman and gangsters who try to steal his invention.

Release date: 15 June 1936

Starring Mary Astor.

From wikipedia: Regularly scheduled electronically scanned television began from Alexandra Palace in London on 2 November 1936, to just a few hundred viewers in the immediate area. It was reaching an estimated 25,000-40,000 homes before the outbreak of World War II

from IPBiz
Television and the movie Rebecca (1940)
: 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.


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