“Black and White World” – The It Girl
Music: Paul McKibbins Lyrics: B.T. McNicholl
In this opening number, a cinema operator is sucked into the black and white world of the classic silent movie It where she becomes the new leading lady and girl with it all: style, sex appeal, and eventually, the man of her dreams. It’s musical fluff that is not very memorable but pleasant nonetheless, much like the first color TV program broadcast on this day in 1951. While pleasant, the program was not very memorable since black and white televisions prevented the majority of people from enjoying it.