Sunday, March 23, 2014

City at Night - On the Set of Destination Moon



Today on Far Future Horizons we are going to be treated to a flashback of some classic 1950's Hollywood hoopla as City At Night, a talk/variety show that was produced live on location by pioneering, Los Angeles television station KTLA visits the set of producer George Pal's classic Sci-Fi movie-in-the-making, Destination Moon.




KTLA-TV was launched in 1947 by Paramount Pictures and was guided by technical innovator and video visionary Klaus Landsberg. His efforts brought everything from an atomic blast in the Nevada desert to the Rose Parade to astonished and appreciative television viewers in Southern California.




This particular episode of City at Night is a sort of "making of" documentary for Destination Moon, the movie science fiction author Robert Heinlein wrote and served as technical adviser for. Heinlein himself appears five minute after the start of the program. Also appearing is the acclaimed space artist Chesley Bonestell and producer George Pal.




So without further adieu we present City at Night, on the set of Destination Moon.


City at Night - On the Set of Destination Moon (1950 Kinescope)
 
CITY AT NIGHT - ON THE SET OF "DESTINATION MOON" (1950 KINESCOPE) from Sci Fi Bob Ekman on Vimeo

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