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Eve Arnold

Sue Lawley's castaway is photojournalist Eve Arnold.

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

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 26 Jul 1996 09:05

Music Played

  • Marilyn Monroe

    Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend

    • Hollywood's Golden Era.
    • DRG.
  • Paul Robeson

    Schlof Mein Kind

    • Encore Robeson.
    • Monitor.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    The Magic Flute

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields

    • Die Zauberflote.
    • Philips.
  • Bessie Smith & Her Band

    Alexander's Ragtime Band

    • Bessie Smith - Great Original Performances 1925.
    • BBC Records.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Vespers 1610

    Choir: King's College Choir

    • Vespers.
    • HMV.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Flute Concerto in D Major

      Soloist: Gastone Tassinari

      • Vox.
  • Jimi Hendrix

    Little Wing

    • The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
    • Polydor.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

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

    Soloist: John Williams

    • John Williams - The Seville Concert.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Book Choice

    • The Arabian Nights (1001 Nights)

  • Luxury Choice

    • Dark room, film and camera


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Eve Arnold


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