Sunday, April 17, 2011
LIVE FROM THE MOON IN 1950 - TV TOURS A SCI-FI MOVIE SET - KTLA-TV - CIRCA 1950
Here is a flashback to some classic 1950's Hollywood hoopla as CITY AT NIGHT, a talk/variety show that was produced LIVE on location by pioneering, Los Angeles television station KTLA, visits the set of producer George Pal's classic sci-fi movie-in-the-making, DESTINATION MOON.
KTLA-TV was launched in 1947 by Paramount Pictures and was guided by technical innovator and video visionary Klaus Landsberg. His efforts brought everything from an atomic blast in the Nevada desert to the Rose Parade to astonished and appreciative television viewers in Southern California.
Today, KTLA is owned by Tribune and continues to develop engaging and entertaining, local content across a variety of media platforms.
In the clips below, from the CROWTROBOT 1313 YOU TUBE site, which constitute almost the entire program,you'll witness a complex,remote broadcast that many television stations might not even have been attempted in the medium's nascent stages.
On this night in 1950, multiple B&W cameras , including one on a crane,take the audience into the vast sets and the hosts meet with director ,designers,crew and cast members.
As a bonus , here is the original , theatrical trailer for DESTINATION MOON.Enjoy!!!