Alfred Eisenstadt

Alfred Eisenstadt gave up being a belt-and-button salesman in 1929 to become a professional photographer, concentrating on what is now called 'photojournalism'. Six years later, he moved from Europe to America, where he joined the new Life Magazine for which he has worked ever since. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he describes some of the many stories he has covered, including the rise of Nazism, crossing the Atlantic in a Zeppelin and Marilyn Monroe, and he chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.

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

Favourite track: Le Notti De Cabiria by Nino Rota
Book: A book of quotations
Luxury: Camera

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 28 Sep 1984 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterRoy Plomley
Interviewed GuestAlfred Eisenstadt

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