surprise!

surprise!

Toronto. ¬†You do remember actress Mamie Van Doren don’t you? No? What about photographer Ralph Crane? No, again? Then you are either too young or never saw a movie last century in a theatre or on TV!

Crane worked for LIFE magazine in Hollywood, California – you know, where movies were made. And he took photographs for that prestigious magazine.

Having both a humorous side and a 35mm robot camera, he concocted this gadget to catch the reaction of his victims, er subjects. Have a read of LIFE magazine’s April 22, 1957 column “Speaking of Pictures” on p20.

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