Kukla, Fran and Ollie: Color Pioneers
The Kuklapolitans participated in many of the first private tests of color television (in September of 1952, and in March & April of  1953), and were chosen to star in the first public color broadcast, on August 30, 1953.  The picture above is from one of those tests, as are the LIFE magazine images below.  Click on the frame at right to see a clip of that first public color broadcast, St. George and the Dragon (from a black & white kinescope, unfortunately!).