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by Michael Ritchie
Please Stand By looks back at the rough pioneer beginnings of T. Well, actually, it did, if only experimentally. According to Michael Ritchie, those who think the television era began when Uncle Miltie donned his first ball gown are in for quite a shock.
Please Stand By looks back at the rough pioneer beginnings of T.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-239) and index. Even before there was "Howdy Doody" or "The Honeymooners," there was television, the medium that would define and change forever the twentieth century. Please Stand By looks back at the rough pioneer beginnings.
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Written by film director Ritchie (The Candidate, et., the book shows the chaotic beginnings that justified the . Ritchie chronicles many of TV's historic firsts., the book shows the chaotic beginnings that justified the once widely held belief that this gimmicky new technology had no future. A fuzzy picture was first telecast on a bulky monitor with a tiny screen in the 1920s by Philo T. Farsworth, a high school student in rural Utah. In 1927, for example, future president Herbert Hoover was the first public official to speak in front of a ""televisor"" in Washington . while his wife appeared from New York. They were followed by a comedian in black-face who called his routine ""a new line of jokes in negro dialect.
Please Stand By looks back at the rough pioneer beginnings of TV, when the glow from the small screen .
Please Stand By looks back at the rough pioneer beginnings of TV, when the glow from the small screen brought magic into every home that had a se. This is also the story of inventors like Philo Farnsworth, who invented electronic television as a high school student in rural Utah (he also invented the first fax machine), and the first network battles, between companies such as RCA, NBC and DuMont.
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Please Stand By: A Prehistory of Television. The book begins by chronicling television's technical development and the maneuvering of radio barons such as David Sarnoff and William Paley. Overlook Press, 1995. He dismisses the early rivalry between the mechanical and electronic systems far too easily, noting that the mechanical systems "just stank"; his characterization of the medium's pioneers as "scientists with vision but no money and businessmen with plenty of money but little vision" is a decided oversimplification.
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Michael Brunswick Ritchie (November 28, 1938 – April 16, 2001) was an American film director of films with comical or. .
Michael Brunswick Ritchie (November 28, 1938 – April 16, 2001) was an American film director of films with comical or satirical leanings, such as The Candidate and Smile. He scored commercial successes directing sports films like Downhill Racer and The Bad News Bears, and Chevy Chase's Fletch comedies.
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