Images from University of Iowa student Master's thesis on television production, 1941

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Images from University of Iowa student Master's thesis on television production, 1941

Subject

Actors; Actresses; Television broadcasting; Television production & direction; Theatrical producers & directors; Students

Television producers and directors; Television -- Equipment and supplies

W9XUI-TV (Television station: Iowa City, Iowa); University of Iowa

United States -- Iowa -- Iowa City

1940-1950

Description

In 1941 Raymond H. Abel, a UI graduate student in speech and theatre arts, wrote his master's thesis, A Project and Preliminary Investigation of Problems Involved in Producing a Play for Television. The thesis recounted his experience directing a UI student drama production of A Cup of Coffee, based on the short story Coffee Cup Hero by Walter Hogan. According to Abel, the production was "the first television dramatization ever presented in any educational institution." The play was aired on station W9XUI, successor to W9XK, on May 15, 1941.

Creator

Abel, Raymond Harry

Publisher

University of Iowa. University Archives

Date

1941

2008-05-15

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given. U.S. and international copyright laws may protect this digital object. Commercial use or distribution of the object is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder.

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