ELIZABETH COWELL - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 03/09/1939 - HFSID 46822
Sale Price $108.00
Britain's original TV presenter signed this autograph note in March 1939.
Autograph Note signed: "For Patrick/with best wishes/from/Elizabeth Cowell/March 9th '39", 1 page, 5½x7¼. Elizabeth Cowell (1912-1998) was one of the three original BBC-TV presenters (along with Leslie Mitchell and Jasmine Bligh), chosen in a competition. Cowell continued as presenter until TV broadcasts were suspended on for World War II. (It was feared that the TV signals could guide German bombers to London.) The intelligent, well-spoken and regal-looking Cowell, an immediate celebrity in the United Kingdom, broadcast for BBC radio throughout the war. Ragged on left edge from previous binding. Lightly toned. Otherwise fine condition.
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