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America, photographer John Launois made lasting impression on each other

John Launois’ image of The Beatles from 1964 appeared in The Saturday Evening Post.
Photographer: The estate of John Launois
John Launois’ image of The Beatles from 1964 appeared in The Saturday Evening Post.
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"The first American he ever saw fell out of the sky,” Donald S. Connery writes in the introduction to “L’Americain: A Photojournalist’s Life,” the memoir of professional photographer John Launois published last month by Prospecta Press. A French native who moved to the U.S. soon after World War II, Launois never forgot the sight of that American flyboy parachuting into Nazi-occupied France in 1943. It is the reason why in 1954, when faced with either ...

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