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Time-Life selling fake ?Eisenstaedt? photos?


FredCDobbs

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I was looking around for images of Fay Wray, and I came across this:

 

http://tinyurl.com/ybt587l

 

The website claims this is a photograph by the famous still photographer, Alfred Eisenstaedt, but all it actually is, is a frame grab from the King Kong movie.

 

Eisenstaedt didn?t have anything to do with filming the movie. The credited cinematographers on IMDB are:

 

Cinematography by:

 

Edward Linden (photographed by) (as Eddie Linden)

J.O. Taylor (photographed by)

Vernon L. Walker (photographed by) (as Vernon Walker)

Kenneth Peach (uncredited)

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024216/fullcredits

 

And this company, using the Life magazine logo, is selling the photo, framed, for $89.99:

 

http://life.qoop.com/images/1217804

 

And that website also claims the photo is by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

 

And this other Life website claims other screen grabs from King Kong are authentic ?Eisenstaedt? photos, including RKO miniatures of Kong that were made as special-effects and composite scenes:

 

(scroll down)

http://www.life.com/search/?type=images&q0=fay+wray

 

Real Eisenstaedt photos sell for hundreds and even thousands of dollars:

 

http://www.monroegallery.com/display.cfm?id=3

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FredCDobbs wrote:

<< Real Eisenstaedt photos sell for hundreds and even thousands of dollars >>

 

Or one can click on the photo in the "Gallery" and then right click to copy and print out. The images are good enough for a slideshow or 4 X 6 printout.

 

Don't you just love the Internet, the power of computers and PT Barnum's old expression, "There's a sucker born every minute".

 

If I ever pay a thousand dollars for one of those photos then count me as brain dead.

 

Edited by: hamradio on Dec 17, 2009 9:20 PM

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> {quote:title=hamradio wrote:}{quote}

> Don't you just love the Internet, the power of computers and PT Barnum's old expression "Theres a sucker born every minute"!

 

It's getting to the point where we can't trust any company, even the big and famous ones.

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> {quote:title=Gary_Mack wrote:}{quote}

> Fred,

>

> Will you be contacting the seller to advise him of the mistaken listing?

>

> GM

 

Nope. Who am I, compared to Time-Life?

 

Only a few people on the internet would understand what a screen grab is, and only a few would know that Eisenstaedt was not a cameraman for RKO.

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> {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote}

> The website claims this is a photograph by the famous still photographer, Alfred Eisenstaedt, but all it actually is, is a frame grab from the King Kong movie.

 

Does that mean my book on The Theory of Relativity personally signed by the author, Alfred Eisenstaedt, is a phony too?

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