Letters, Dec. 13, 1937

King's Ordeal

Sirs:

How do you get a King to pose for his photograph for TIME'S cover (Leopold of Belgium, Nov. 22)—particularly a colored photograph ? I've always understood that taking a colored photograph meant several hours' hard work for the sitter, and considering the divinity which hedges a King how does he put up with such an ordeal?

ALBERT G. PETTINGILL

San Francisco, Calif.

Reader Pettingill senses the truth. Although permission to photograph King Leopold III in color had not been granted by the Royal Chancellory even to leading Belgian illustrated magazines, recently His...

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