Gone are the days of sitting in front of a flickering projector screen with the curtains shut and the ‘big light’ off (although enjoying a spot of outdoor cinema is always a fantastic idea). From 8mm film to 16mm and Super 8, we can now re-watch our home movies on our TV’s, phones, laptops, and tablets. The same could be said for trying to catch a home memory in action. Telling your partner to quickly grab the camera and the film reel to catch the little ones first steps; you’ve probably missed the opportunity by the time you’ve set the kit up.
Going back to 1948, on this day in the world of Television, the first musical was televised live on CBS. Followed by this, the second live televised musical was then aired on NBC, which was ‘Arturo Toscanini’. March 20th marks the breakthrough of musical conductor Eugene Ormandy leading the Philadelphia Orchestra through the transmitting waves, to the homes of every TV Owner. This made the Philadelphia Orchestra one of the best known in American Orchestra. Continue reading