Richard Warner, who was responsible for the former Fox 8 Cleveland History site in 1999,recently acquired 30 pictures of the 1949 WXEL dedication and was kind enough to let me have copies of them..While Cleveland Classic Media has a selection of some of these, I wanted to find a way to share all of them..along with a couple other WXEL items..Thats where this "Limited Edition" blog comes in..I've decided to make a 3-4 part blog to Put these pictures up-about 10 at a time.
Also, while many of these photos have original captions, they may be slightly hard to read..I'll put a new caption underneath each of them..
Link to the original WJW-TV 50th anniversary History..Produced by Richard Warner
Close in shot of WXEL Exterior sign
WXEL Dedication Plaque
Eunice and Eudice Margolis, entertainment for the dedication dinner
Plane with Empire Coil and DuMont dignitaries arrives
Newspaper TV/Radio Editors-Elmore Bacon (News) George Condon (Plain Dealer) and Stanley Anderson (Press)
Exterior of WXEL Studio Building at Pleasant Valley/State Roads in Parma
Three of the WXEL Ladies:Pat Ryan, Lucille Schroeder, and Barbara Snyder "kibitz" with Guest Morey Amsterdam, who hosted The Morey Amsterdam Show on The DuMont TV Network..Have no idea about the Teddy Bear
Morey Amsterdam and WXEL owner Herbert Mayer