INTERNATIONAL: Roi des Indiscrets

President Hoover might never have allowed Dr. Erich ("Candid Camera") 'Salomon in the White House if Premier Pierre Laval of France had not politely insisted. Like Benito Mussolini, Ramsay MacDonald and Chancellor Heinrich Briming, Premier Laval has become convinced that Dr. Salomon's unposed, spontaneous snapshots are historic human documents to be preserved for posterity and schoolbooks. FORTUNE brought Dr. Salomon to the U. S., sent him to Washington to take pictures of the Hoover-Laval Conference.

Until 1928 Dr. Salomon, a bland, heavy-set German with an ingratiating smile, was not even an...

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