Thursday, January 21, 2010

Early television, on a movie set

The picture at right was recently posted on—the website of The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Philadelphia Daily News—as part of a photo feature, concerning film stars from Philadelphia (including Grace Kelly, who appears in the photo).

The photo was taken on the set of the film High Noon, on October 4th, 1951.

In the picture, Grace Kelly, Gary Cooper, and others are watching the television broadcast of the opening game of the 1951 World Series (featuring the New York Yankees and the New York Giants).

In the photo, from left to right: High Noon cast members Otto Kruger, Thomas Mitchell, Gary Cooper, an unidentified member of the studio staff, Grace Kelly and Lon Chaney Jr. (Photo by Charles Handel, Associated Press)