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ELIZABETH COWELL - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: MARY ADAMS - HFSID 142810

One of Britain's first 3 TV presenters (1936), and one of the stations' original producers, have signed opposite sides of this album leaf. Cowell added an autograph sentiment, while Adams addressed an autograph note and drew a map for a third female founder, Mary Allen.

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BBC-TV: ELIZABETH COWELL and MARY ADAMS
One of Britain's first 3 TV presenters (1936), and one of the stations' original producers, have signed opposite sides of this album leaf. Cowell added an autograph sentiment, while Adams addressed an autograph note and drew a map for a third female founder, Mary Allen.
Collection on opposite sides of an album leaf 5¼x4¼: 1) Autograph Sentiment signed: "Wishing you every Happiness/Elizabeth Cowell", signed on 4½x2½ card affixed to the album leaf. Top right corner torn away. lightly creased. Otherwise fine condition.2) Autograph Note signed: "To Mary Allen/From Mary Adams/Happy memories of/Alexandra Palace & its/confusion which always/caused your callers to get/me - & mine to get you!", 4½x3½ card affixed to the album leaf. Adams has drawn a street map of London from the BBC-TV station at Alexandra Palace to the London Zoo, the site of one of her programs. Fine condition. The world's first regular television broadcast, that of the British Broadcasting Company, began from Alexandra Palace, London, on November 2, 1936. 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.) During the war, she returned to BBC radio. MARY ADAMS (1898-1984) was an original producer and programmer for BBC-TV. Originally a botanist, Adams was hired by BBC radio after she gave a series of successful radio talks on heredity in 1930. Among the programs Adams developed was Zoo Quest a popular nature show (1954-1963) in which David Attenborough, newly recruited to TV by Adams, journeyed from the London Zoo (pictured on the map) to remote locations to acquire animals. The show began Attenborough's long association with nature programming. Mary Adams' husband, Samuel V. Adams (1900-1951) was one of only two Conservative Members of Parliament to oppose the Munich agreement. Mary Allen was BBC-TV's original make-up and wardrobe director. She also hosted TV's first fashion program, Designed for Women. A fine piece from the early history of television! Two items.

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