Category Archives: 1950s

‘Lassie’ series debuts on CBS-TV 60 years ago this hour (Sep 12 1954)

Video: 'Lassie - Episode 1 - "Inheritance" - Part 1 - (Originally broadcast 09/12/1954)'

(Sunday, September 12, 1954, 7:00 p.m. EDT)Lassie, an American television series that follows the adventures of a female Rough Collie dog named Lassie and her companions, human and animal, debuted tonight as a regular television series on CBS. It starred Tommy Rettig, Jan Clayton and George Cleveland. Continue reading

‘Rear Window’ premieres in New York City 60 years ago tonight (Aug 4 1954)

Video: 'Rear Window' trailer

(Wednesday, August 4, 1954)Rear Window, a suspense thriller film about a photographer with a broken leg who uncovers a murder while spying on the neighbors in a nearby apartment building, premiered tonight at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the film starred James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter and Raymond Burr.