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Gustave Field

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Biography

Film and television writer Gustave Field was born Gustave Hirchfeld in New York City in 1907 to immigrant parents. At 17 he became a newspaper photographer, and he was the only one allowed to take a photograph of Albert Einstein upon Einstein's arrival in the US to take his position at Princeton University in New Jersey (the bright flashes cameras at the time used hurt his eyes and he wouldn't allow photographers to use them; Field used a small 35mm Leica camera with no flash and Einstein chose him to take the pictures). Read more...

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