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Ronald and Nancy Reagan in GE commercials #219986
03/10/19 11:23 PM
03/10/19 11:23 PM
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Albert  Offline OP
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As you probably know, during his acting career, Ronald Reagan hosted (from 1954-1962) the "General Electric Theater" TV program and served as the company's "Traveling Ambassador".

This commercial was filmed in the Reagans' Pacific Palisades home;

Ronald Reagan for General Electric Lighting

Note the sound of the GE remote-control relays operating when he turns on the fluorescent indirect lights at 0:45, the giant dimmer knobs (probably autotransformers) at 1:05, and Nancy demonstrating the remote-control master switch (the original home-automation system!) at 1:42.

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Re: Ronald and Nancy Reagan in GE commercials [Re: Albert] #220002
03/13/19 08:12 PM
03/13/19 08:12 PM
Bill Addiss  Offline
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Didn't know that!

Interesting, Thanks for the info and the Link!

Bill


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