Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/09/14

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: E.Adams & Vietnam Photo
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 14:17:10 -0700

Harrison McClary wrote:
> On 9/14/99 2:35 PM wrote
> >the staged photo of the flag raising on Iwo Jima (to end
> >up on the cover of Life, to become the model after which a famous sculpture
> >at Arlington is based. Didn't that win a Pulitzer too??
> JEEZUS how long is this urban legend going ot persist.  THAT PHOTO WAS
> NOT STAGED.  As I remember it was made during the second raising of the
> flag, the Marines were still taking fire...the original flag was replaced
> with a larger one and this is when the photo was made.
> Harrison McClary

Both true it was done real and then restaged.
They were still taking some fire but the sun shining. There is no disrespect to
the marines. They just wanted to make sure they got the shot. 
Ever do a restage?
Mark Rabiner