Would this 1946 assignment be banned today?

LIFE Magazine stunt in 1946

LIFE Magazine stunt in 1946

Toronto. Member George Dunbar has a warm spot for copyright and privacy issues. George sent me this brief article: In 1946, LIFE magazine hid photographer Yale Joel behind a two-way mirror in the lobby of a Times Square theatre. Joel photographed members of the unsuspecting public who elected to check their looks in the mirror.

In 1946 the stunt sold magazines. Today it would inspire lawsuits no doubt… Click here or on the icon at left for the full story.

N.B. George credits this story to the blog “Fans in a Flashbulb“. Its a great site – take a look around!

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