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Telefís Éireann's opening night (1961)

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Caption   Telefís Éireann's opening night (1961)
Personalities/Groups   Lentin, Louis (1933 - 2014)
Slevin, Michael
Miles, Randall (- 2017)
Description   Producer/director Louis Lentin (first right) with cameraman Michael (Mike) Slevin (centre) and lighting director Randall Miles, in a studio at the Television Centre building at RTÉ's Montrose campus in Donnybrook, Dublin, during Telefís Éireann's opening night on New Year's Eve 1961.

Telefís Éireann (later called RTÉ Television) began broadcasting that evening at 7.00pm. Celebrations took place in the ballroom of the Gresham Hotel from where an outside broadcast unit relayed pictures. The RTV Guide published a report on the evening's celebrations on 5 January 1962.  
Collection   RTÉ Stills Library  
Photographer   Lensmen & Associates  
Date of photograph   31/Dec/1961
(31/Dec/1961 - 31/Dec/1961)  
Rights holder   RTÉ  
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