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TV colorcaster
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
The Hoffman Electronics Corporation, located in Los Angeles, produced the first color television sets on the U.S. west coast. They had 21" color picture tubes.
Photograph caption dated March 27, 1954 reads. "On hand to congratulate Rod Boutelle, of North Hollwood Television, for having the first Hoffman colorcaster in the Valley, are Doye O'Dell and Eddie Cletro, stars of the Western Varieties TV show on KTLA every Friday evening at 9:00."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Cletro, Eddie
O'Dell, Doye
Hoffman Electronics Corporation (Los Angeles, Calif.)
KTLA-TV (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Television personalities--United States
Stores & shops--California--North Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Storefronts--California--North Hollywood (Los Angeles)
North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period

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