There’s nothing like it in New York or Los Angeles. The MZTV Museum of Television and Archive, 64 Jefferson Street in Liberty Village, is without equal when it comes to the history of the “box”.
TORONTO’s broadcasting mogul, MOSES ZNAIMER, has spent six decades chasing roughly 10,000 artifacts from the earliest days of television to the present, and his collection is now open to the public.
Among the exhibits is a multiplicity of television sets, some dating back to World War II; books, magazines, toys, ephemera from North America, the UK, Germany, Italy and Russia; and Marilyn Monroe’s Magnavox from 1957. A commemorative wall celebrates the inventors of television – John Logie Baird, Charles Francis-Jenkins, Philo T. Farnsworth, Allen B. DuMont, Vladimir Zworlkyn and NBC’s David Sarnoff.
The Museum has a tremendous collection of televisions and related broadcasting and pop culture items – including a 1928 Felix the Cat doll, which was placed on a turntable, scanned by a primitive camera and transmitted – one of the first TV stars.
For anyone with an interest in television and its history, the MZTV Museum is your kind of place.