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Advent of television

Photo caption: The most famous gate in Hollywood. The Bronson Gate, a seen in Paramount’s Sunset Boulevard (1950).

Source: Paramount Pictures Corporation

By the end of 1946, there were 50 television stations in the United States.  By the late 1940’s, the number of households with television sets increased at an annual rate of 1,000 percent.  By 1948, a million television sets had been sold.