The Press: Life of a Lens Man

He got his start as a cameraman in 1923, when he was hired by International News Photos at $9 a week and bought his first Speed Graphic with snitched "train money." In 20 years Samuel Schulman has covered transatlantic flights, big murders (like the Lindbergh case), national political conventions, revolutions (in Cuba), war. Last week, in a 234-page book called Where's Sammy? (Random House; $2.50), he told the story of his life. (The book was really written by International News Service's Bob Considine, who also "edited" Captain Ted Lawson's recent Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.)

Brassy, cocky, seemingly born with a sixth sense,...

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