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LIFE : Robert Capa by Myron Davis

If you've seen the biography of Robert Capa, you've seen a picture of Bob in a bathtub reading. Bob came down to Washington during World War II to get his correspondent’s credentials, and he asked if he could stay at my apartment there. I said, “Sure, Bob.” In the morning, though, he would get into the bathroom ahead of me and sit soaking in the tub for an hour or two reading his books. To become the great war photographer which he was, he had transformed himself during the Spanish Civil War. He had manufactured his name. His real name was Endre Friedmann. I think he needed that period in the hot bathtub every morning to convert himself from a Friedmann into a Capa.

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