RCA, CT-100

1954, USA

The RCA CT–100 was the first retail colour television that was compatible with established television technology. It was also RCA’s first commercially available colour television. Unlike the earlier CBS system, these colour broadcasts could be received on the existing black and white system already in operation.

Magnavox MV116J

1957, USA

Marilyn Monroe’s personal TV set, displayed in this living room tableau, was purchased by the MZTV Museum of Television at Christie’s (N.Y.) auction entitled “The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe”, October 28, 1999. The stylish copper-finished cabinet, black and white picture tube and dusty chassis remain in original working condition.


MZTV Museum of Television (at The ZoomerPlex) 64 Jefferson Avenue Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6K 1Y4

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