RCA COLOR TV commercial
circa late 1950's - early 1960's

Thanks to David Johnson for sending a copy of this RCA COLOR TV commercial which was first broadcast in the 1961 on "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" according to Larry Melton.

Fair warning: this silly jingle has a hook you won't forget!

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See a video of one of NBC's FIRST shows recorded on videotape in "Living Color" in 1958

See excerpts of the oldest surviving black and white Video Tape - "The Edsel Show" - October1957

Visit my Color Television Home Page

Learn more about the Color Television Revolution

See videos of the original NBC peacocks and ABC and CBS color presentation logos

See photos from my boyhood tour of KARD-TV in 1964

See photos of NBC Color City Studios in Burbank, California in 1955

See photos of my TK- 41 color television camera

Take a tour of KSTP-TV in 1962 and see my TK-41 camera in service when it was new

See an RCA 2" Color Television Tape Recorder

See TK-40/41 photos along with video clips of TK-41's at work in TV studios

See a video montage of an historic demonstration of the RCA compatible color system to the FCC

See an excellent 1953 RCA brochure about the development of Color Television

Watch the oldest surviving color videotape...the dedication of NBC's Washington, DC color studios in 1958

Watch An Evening With Fred Astaire the oldest surviving color videotape entertainment program - November 1958

Watch the oldest surviving videotape recording The Edsel Show - October 1957


Want to read more about early color television? Check out these links:

Read NPR's coverage of color TV's 50th anniversary

visit the late Ed Reitan's website - a very informative site about early color TV

visit Bobby Ellerbee's fascinating and compreshensive television history website Eyes Of A Generation

visit Chuck Pharis's site to see his collection of antique TV cameras and other early broadcast equipment

visit Barry Mishkind's website to see the RCA Television Equipment Archive

visit Steve Dichter's CT-100 website to see Steve's vintage color television page


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