In the 1950s, television had to be either produced ahead of time on film, or conducted entirely live at the studio. The only means of recording a program using the live television cameras was onto film, using this method called Kinescope. You probably recognize the poor picture and sound quality that characterize these old broadcasts.

Some 55 years later, we transferred this film back to (digital) video, onto DVD, and now the Web. The two technologies of film and television were never designed with much compatibility in mind, with Television-to-Film conversion suffering the most. We got the best transfer possible, however, and restored the audio somewhat by reducing noise, which you'll hear on and off periodically so you can hear the differences.

If you look closely, you will see some image sharpening everytime you hear the noise get quiet. Other processes might be able to go a bit further in isolating and reducing image noise and artifacts, but it was not worth it in this case. The family of the actress is thrilled just to have such a unique timepiece.

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