First Person Televised

October 2, 1925

John Logie Baird obtains his first “tones and detail” television picture – an image of “Stooky Bill”, a ventriloquist’s dummy. That same day, Baird pays 24-year-old office boy William Taynton 2 shillings and sixpence to sit for the camera, sweating under the blazing lights for hours, in order to be the first individual to appear live on “true” television.


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

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