Matte artist Harrison Ellenshaw on the 1st time he saw television – TelevisionAcademy.com/Interviews

Matte artist Harrison Ellenshaw on the 1st time he saw television – TelevisionAcademy.com/Interviews


yes I remember the first time I saw
television because we were quite a quite ahead of the rest of the neighborhood we
had the first television on our street in England and this was early 1953 and
there was pretty exciting for a you know seven-year-old to have a television so
the other kids that come over watch television and the television would go
on the first broadcast would occur I believe it was about 4:30 4:45 and a
test pattern would come on it was the BBC and there was and you I’d run in and
turn on the television and watch the test pattern for half an hour before the
shows came on it was such a unique exciting thing and the big event then
was the coronation of Queen Elizabeth the second which was televised live in
summer of 1953 so that was a big event of not only countrywide but in homes
that had televisions and all the neighbors would come in and the
relatives and it was a day-long event it was it was it was spectacular and it’s
interesting that in many ways these live events
inaugurations and coronations of which we don’t have in this country but are
still in the same kind of atmosphere but other things that you watch do you
remember so his early things I remember what the only only show that I remember
was Annie Oakley and it was I’m almost positive it was it was a American show
so they must have you know shipped the episodes over and run them because they
were shot on film black and white and I remember just being you know in the
scary parts when she would have to sneak up on the bad guys or whatever was I
mean I would be behind the couch

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