Candid Cameramaniacs (1937)
APPROVED · 9min · Short, Comedy · 11 December 1937
This MGM short film, part of the A Pete Smith Specialty series, takes a humorous looks at photography. Starting with Louis Daguerre's first photo, which terrified his maid, to wedding photos where the the groom sat and the bride stood, eventually anyone was able to take snaps. Newspapers wanted photos and cameramen took candid snaps. The challenges faced by the amateur photographer are explored, not the least of which is that they can be a real pest to their subjects, in this case the man's wife and son.
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Director(s): Hal YatesCast: Bobby Caldwell, Leonid Kinskey, Gwen Lee