A series of excerpts from 1954 television. Drawn almost entirely from variety shows. Most of the shows excerpted aired live. I give a 20-second introduction at the start, and look like I had just been hit by a truck, and use a particularly awful double-negative. The clips are from US series....I was unable to get clips from TV from the UK because so little survives of their 1954 TV programming, and of course shows from other countries are virtually impossible to get. (note: while these clips are taken from public domain shows, they feature cast members performing copyrighted compositions)
September 26, 2014 Subject:
What a treat!
The year 1954 is particularly special to me (it's the year little "cosmico" fell to earth), so to see this delightful collection of clips is a real treat... It brings me miles of smiles!
The greatness of the music and entertainers of the year 1954, a time when things in the world - while far from perfect - were a bit more pleasant (yes, this is a very subjective view on my part, but so be it) and far less vulgar and violent.
Considering many of the less savory videos on the IA, and the abundance of hate material and violence allowed to flourish on the Archive, we are all very fortunate to have a few people like our friend the Emperor sharing with us such wonderful videos from more halcyon times.
Thank you again, Emperor! You keep me and I'm sure many others coming back to the Archive when otherwise I (we) more than likely would leave forever.