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June 27, 2010

Press photographers — then and now

Filed under: movies — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 10:24 am

Yesterday I watched the movie “Thirteen Days” on TV.  It is about the 13 days of the Cuban missile crisis in October 1962.  There were several scenes in which Jack Kennedy and the men in his cabinet were shown as they spoke to the press.  I noticed that at least 75% of the photographers were using a Speed Graphic, which was THE press camera up until the 1970s.  Every movie that is set in the era between 1920 and 1970  will show press photographers using these cameras.