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47 minutes ago, helen haywood said:

When we got our first color TV we all sat down to watch The Wizard of Oz.  My father was very upset and thought he’d bought a defective model.  We never realized the first part of the movie is in black and white!

 

We were told that color was invented during the production. That's why it switches. 

 

Obviously BS, but good enough to fool a kid😉

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20 hours ago, FloridaPalms said:


We were poor as kids but were one of the few families on our block (Redhook in Brooklyn, New York - circa 1950’s) to even have a TV.  
 

Does anyone else remember when those tinted plastic screens you put on the front of the TV to “simulate” color TV?  Man, they were horrid! 😱

Sure do remember them.  

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2 hours ago, cruiserhal said:

WOW, I hate to admit it but I do remember those plastic screens!  Also the screens where you could draw pictures with the host of the children's shows.  I think the name of the show I remember is Rinky DInk or something close to that.

It was called Winky Dink & You. Then there were the plastic things you colored and put in the oven and they shrunk, called Shrinky Dink.

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Here in the UK colour tv's appeared at the end of the 1960's,they tended to be at pretty high prices,I remember an article in the news about a tv sales company selling a range of black & white tv's(can't remember the make) that had cabinets in various bright colours & advertising them as coloured tv's,at a price somewhat higher than your average black & white tv,you just know that many people read coloured as colour & were more than a bit upset to have paid way too much for a tv with a black & white picture,even if it was colourful!

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2 hours ago, cruiserhal said:

WOW, I hate to admit it but I do remember those plastic screens!  Also the screens where you could draw pictures with the host of the children's shows.  I think the name of the show I remember is Rinky DInk or something close to that.

 

Winky Dink. 

Boy, you are old!! ( I remember it also).

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winky_Dink_and_You

 

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2 hours ago, gisnered said:

 

Winky Dink and You

Ding Ding Ding - you are the first one to give me the correct name.  It was a LONG time ago   Also, thanks to the others who added information about the show.   At least I'm not the only one who remembered this show from Long Ago and Far Away.  Gosh, I feel old so I'm off for a dry gin martini.   

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