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At 09:06 PM 6/22/2000 EDT, LACarr@aol.com wrote:
>I am glad to find out that it was not staged as I have herad so often. I
>guess when you get a photographer on the beach and have him set up for the
>picture of MacAuthur coming ashore It does not mean it was staged. I have
>idea how much staging there was if any. I was only writting what I had heard
>for many years.
Mydans wasn't "set up on shore": there is a rather famous picture of
several photographers clustered around MacArthur immediately before he
landed, and Mydans is the one to MacArthur's immediate right. Mydans and
several other photographers rode a separate landing craft in, beached
immediately ahead and to the starboard of MacArthur's landing site, and ran
over to document MacArthur and Osmena wading ashore. They were on site a
matter of seconds ahead of MacArthur.
Mydans, of course, was using a Rolleiflex Automat camera, so prep time
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