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Magic Dials: The Story of Radio and Television Vintage History Technology Book Hardcover Dust Jacket 1939 Publication Color Illustrations

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Magic Dials: The Story of Radio and Television Vintage History Technology Book Hardcover Dust Jacket 1939 Publication Color Illustrations

This is a delightful and informative vintage book on the history of radio and television. Narrated by Lowell Thomas, this volume is beautifully illustrated by Anton Bruehl, the renowned photographer. As his career progressed, Bruehl became one of the best known and busiest photographers in the country. He did portraits for Vanity Fair, covers and illustrations for Vogue and other magazines and advertisements for a variety of clients, including a famous series for Four Roses whisky.

Lowell Thomas, the famous journalist, authored many books and became most famous for his radio broadcasts, starting in 1930 and lasting for 46 years with both CBS and NBC. In 1939, on NBC, he did the first televised newscast. He also served as the voice of Movietone News – film clips shown in theaters before featured movies in the 1940s and ‘50s.


Further, this delightful book contains charcoal portraits by Bettina Steinke. It was published by the Polygraphic Company of America, 1939. 142 pp. Quarto. Photo-illustrated paper over boards in matching, library protected, dust jacket. Photo-illustrated endpapers. Color and black-and-white reproductions.

The color images in this book were printed using the Polytone lithographic process--absolutely state of the art for 1939. Magic Dials documents the very first full-time, full-size orchestra--under the leadership of Toscanini-- organized especially for broadcast in America.

In lovely, vintage condition, this first edition text is free of marks, rips, tears, stains, creases, etc. The dust jacket shows wear, as shown in the photos. Please review them and ask questions.

Thanks for looking!

Materials: Hardcover Book,Color Illustrations,Black and White Illustrations,CBS History,History of Technology,Color Photography,Writing by Lowell Thomas,Images by Anton Bruehl

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