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Alfred Eisenstaedt captures the times in intimate glimpses

The grim reign of Adolf Hitler in Europe had one ironic benefit for the U.S. Among the emigres, mostly Jewish, who fled to these shores to escape him were designers, filmmakers and composers who would sound a new note in the American arts, one that kept ringing long after the war ended -- names like Mies van der Rohe, Billy Wilder and Arnold Schoenberg. Alfred Eisenstaedt was among them. When he set down in New York City in 1935, Eisenstaedt, "Eisie" to his friends, brought with him a loose-limbed working method that would eventually set the tone for all of American...

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