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Eve Arnold

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 04 February 1996

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is one of the world's outstanding photojournalists, Eve Arnold. The first American woman member of the famous photographic co-operative, Magnum, she'll be talking about how her passion for photography began with the present of a camera, and how, since then, she has travelled the world in search of arresting pictures, living with hippy communes and with the black power movement, as well as photographing some of the great movie stars, including Paul Newman, Joan Crawford and Marilyn Monroe, with whom she had a close friendship for 10 years.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Flute Concerto No 1 in D Major Op 44R Op 44 by Antonio Vivaldi
Book: Arabian Nights (1000 and One Nights)
Luxury: Dark room, film and camera

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend

    Hollywood's Golden Era, DRG

  • Image for Paul Robeson

    Paul Robeson Schlof Mein Kind

    Encore Robeson, Monitor

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The Magic Flute

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields

    Die Zauberflote, Philips

  • Image for Bessie Smith & Her Band

    Bessie Smith & Her Band Alexander's Ragtime Band

    Bessie Smith - Great Original Performances 1925, BBC Records

  • Image for Claudio Monteverdi

    Claudio Monteverdi Vespers 1610

    Choir: King's College Choir

    Vespers, HMV

  • Favourite Track

    • Image for Antonio Vivaldi

      Antonio Vivaldi Flute Concerto in D Major

      Soloist: Gastone Tassinari

      Vox

  • Image for Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix Little Wing

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Polydor

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Suite for Lute No. 4 in E major - 1st movement

    Soloist: John Williams

    John Williams - The Seville Concert, Sony Classical

Credits

Presenter
Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest
Eve Arnold

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