Jane Norman as "Pixanne"
This picture is from the New York City days after Pixanne left Philadelphia. It previously had been thought to have been from her Philly days. However, this photo comes direct from Jane Norman's collection and on the back of the snapshot, it said, "New York City."
For 16 years, the green imp known as Pixanne pranced around our television tube. All sixteen years were broadcast on WCAU-TV, the CBS O&O (owned & operated station) in Philadelphia (where Jane Norman originated her Pixanne program during in the 1960's). The last half-dozen years were in syndication through CBS Sales (and WCBS-TV, New York).
Here's a publicity still showing Jane (a member of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia) as Pixanne in the Magic Forest.
FYI, John Downey who was Program Director at WCAU-TV (and the one who gave the Pixanne concept the "green" light) was President of our organization during two of the ten years Pixanne originated from Philadelphia, 1966 and 1967.
From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Photo originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Jane Norman
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