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"PASS, PLEASE." Cameramen show customs officials
. their passes before boarding the coast guard cutter.
f ?overing trans-ocean ship arrivals and depar
' tures has long been a standing assignment
for New York's news cameramen. Ever since the
days when the cameramen used large glass plates
and flash powder, personalities from steerage
| and stateroom have followed orderjs like: "Now,
stand over here!" Look this way! "One more,
please!" Before the cameras, stern men have
smiled, royalty has unbent and pretty girls have
posed on rails.
The shipnews photographer has his headaches.
Usually he has to get up at 5 a.m. or earlier to
catch a ' 7:30 a.m. coast guard cutter that meets
the ship at Quarantine. In winter, there's ice
and sleet to contend with while boarding the cut
ter and ship. Sometimes fog involves hours-long
delays, and there is the job of finding the celeb
rities and getting them to pose.
( Here is Tony Camerano, AP staff photographer,
L"aoina down the bay" to meet a big ship.
SHOOTING SHIP NEWS
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RAIL POSITION bydancerGenze ,
i DeLaffe just suits the boys fine.
I Cameramen are, L. to R.: Ray
Platnick, Tony Camerano, Bgrney \
Stein, Marty Black, Wm. Vassili.
TARGET FOR THE DAY. Soma of the photographers gather at the rail as the cuttor approaches the S.S. America..
READY FOR ACTION. Armed with convai, the photographers, lad by Camerano, board the liner from cutter.
SEEK NAMES. Cameraman oat posstngar list 9! purser's d?sk.
LENS SUBJECTS. U.S. Ambctiodof to Canodo Laurane* Suinhordt, Wife, and daughter, Dulci*, posfc.
JOBS DONE, th* cameramen partake of sandwich*: and coffe*.
TM? Wwf? PICTURE SHOW to AP Staff Photographer Daaiel Onnl.