Alfred Eisenstaedt's Guide to Photography 101 by Ace Preston
The Truth about Alfred Eisenstaedt's Photography
Based on Ace Preston's "Forensic History of the Photo"
The day before the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, Albert Eisenstaedt was born exactly 42 years before on December 6.
The day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 8, exactly 70 years later, Ace Preston releases the re-writes of the history of photography as prophesied by the 28 year time frame difference between the 42 years before and 70 years after, ceasing a history of a 112 year period of 'lies through the lens'.
Known as an american photojournalist, Alfred Eisenstaedt was in fact German, a shyster, and snake oil salesman (worked as a belt and button salesman in the 1920s Weimar Germany) who developed photography into an exploitation tool for political reasons and personal gain.
Eisenstaedt got to live a full life, born on December 6, 1898 in the town of Dirschau (Tczew) West Prussia, Imperial Germany until he died on August 24, 1995 on Martha's Vineyard Massachusetts.
Eisenstaedt had moved to Berlin in 1906 but moved in 1935 to the United States living in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York for the rest of his life.
Notable residents of Jackson Heights Queens include Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977), who played an Adolf Hitler like character in the propaganda film "The Great Dictator". Coincidentally Charlie Chaplin was born in 1889, the same year Adolf Hitler was born.
Coincidentally in 1933 Eisenstaedt actually photographed a meeting between Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in Italy and coincidentally these two men, Chaplin and Eisenstaedt, came from different places yet lived in the same neighborhood of similar intentions.
Sure it is true that Montgomery Clift also lived in Jackson Heights with his family in 1933 at The Chateau apartment building before moving to the Quaker cemetery in Prospect Park Brooklyn which Ace Preston knew and now you know as well.
Alan M. Davis professor and author, also grew up in Jackson Heights, and attended P.S. 69 contrary to Gene Simmons of the rock group 'Kiss' who did not teach at P.S. 69 but did live in Jackson Heights and taught in Spanish Harlem instead.
Sadly Gene Simmons' mother is the only survivor of the holocaust in their family.
Richard Kline who played Jack Tripper's friend 'Larry' on Three's Company also lived in Jackson Heights, Queens which is really messed up.. he was like the other Larry, 'Kirk Morris', played by Jere Burns in the sitcom "Dear John" which happens to take place in Queens.
It does get worse than this.. Lucy Liu, actress, also lived in Jackson Heights and should not be confused with Julie Chen (born January 6) known for co-anchoring CBS's The Early Show and host of the U.S. version of Big Brother, and is currently a co-host and moderator of the CBS daytime series, "The Talk".
Julie Chen was also born in Queens, New York but did not attend P.S. 69, instead attended Junior High School 194 in Whitestone, Queens, New York, where she was voted "Most Intelligent" and "Most Likely to Succeed" before getting plastic surgery and marrying the president and CEO of CBS Television Leslie Moonves.
Like Julie Chen, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon was also born on January 6 but wasn't born in Queens although Flushing Queens is now the New Korea.
Moon, a founder and leader of the worldwide Unification Church, and many organizations and projects such as News World Communications, an international media conglomerate which published The Washington Times and others, and the Tongil Group, a South Korean chaebol with business interests world-wide is also famous for holding mass weddings claiming that he is the Messiah and the Second Coming of Christ's unfinished mission.
In the 1982 case of the United States vs. Sun Myung Moon, Moon was convicted for filing false federal income tax returns and conspiracy and given a prison sentence spending 18 months in the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut instead of being re-crucified.
There are worst people who hail from Jackson Heights Queens such as Susan Sarandon and Howard Stern, people who speak what they don't know.
Good people from Jackson Heights Queens were Les Paul and Don Rickles.
During Eisenstaedt's time, however, Jackson Heights became the cocaine capital of the world until Manuel de Dios Unanue, a true crusading cuban journalist and former editor of El Diario-La Prensa, the city's oldest Spanish-language daily newspaper, did a report on the Columbian drug cartels' operations in Jackson Heights Queens and was shot to death at the Meson Asturias restaurant in Jackson Heights, Queens.
The killing of a journalist in the middle of New York City sparked a massive federal and local police hunt for the killers but Alfred Eisenstaedt did nothing. Instead he enjoyed his annual vacations on the island of Martha's Vineyard, received the National Medal of Arts in 1989, and his last photos were of President Bill Clinton, Hillary, and Chelsea on August 1993.
Eisenstaedt himself was very familiar with killing, although people were generally fooled by his benign nature and non-threatening 5' 4" height, he did serve in the German Army's artillery during World War I and was wounded in 1918 while trying to kill american soldiers especially the 369th Infantry whom he despised for being a black african regiment.
After the war he began taking photographs as a freelancer for the Berliner Tageblatt.
In 1933 he photographs Joseph Goebbels at the League of Nations in Geneva. It is here were Eisenstaedt begins creating rumors of anti-semitic tactics to get the US to sponsor him in the campaign towards World War II.
Eisenstaedt stated that although initially friendly, Goebbels scowled for the photograph when he learned Eisenstaedt was Jewish.
The Truth behind this photo researched by Ace Preston goes like this.
The photograph of Dr. Josef Goebbels, Hitler's Minister of Culture and Propaganda was taken at the 15th session of the League of Nations in Geneva 1933 by photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt.
Anti-German propaganda stated that Josef Goebbels grimaced at the camera when he was informed that Eisenstaedt was a jew. That is an historical lie!!
When Josef Goebbels was only seven years old, he suffered an inflammation of the bone marrow (osteomyelitis). A subsequent operation on his thigh proved unsuccessful. It resulted in a club foot that crippled Goebbels, making one leg a full two inches (5 cm) shorter than the other. He weighed little more than 100 pounds and stood at 5'4" (163 cm). This unimposing physical stature, coupled with his handicap and a disproportionately large head was the target of much mocking and jeering from his schoolmates. The experience left him scarred. While at University Goebbels passed off the club foot as a war injury to prevent embarrassment, yet his status as a cripple prevented him from fighting in World War I.
Eisenstaedt was an opportunist as demonstrated by his photography. Taking candid photos was his tactic. Goebbels was photographed by Eisenstadt without permission nor warning. Goebbels suffered from an inferiority complex thus did not appreciate being photographed in this manner.
Eisenstaedt used the occasion years later to make a false statement. It follows:
"In 1933, I traveled to Geneva for the fifteenth session of the League of Nations. There, sitting in the hotel garden, was Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Minister of Propaganda.... Suddenly he spotted me and I snapped him. Here are the eyes of hate. Was I an enemy? Behind him is his private secretary and interpreter. This picture was published many times throughout the world. I have been asked how I felt photographing these men. Naturally, not so good, but when I have a camera in my hand I know no fear."
- Alfred Eisenstaedt
Years later the false propaganda would backfire on Eisenstaedt when Josef Goebbels angered about the false statements made against him by Eisenstaedt took it personal and so when on November 9, 1938, a teenage murderous Jewish demonstrator killed an innocent German diplomat traveling in France, Goebbels retaliated that night by ordering the SS to stage "spontaneous demonstrations" that specifically targeted Jews. The program that followed became known as Kristallnacht, or "Night of Broken Glass".
Shortly afterwards Hermann Goring started placing jews in protective custody to shield them from a mad disillusioned society created by hate and anger instigated by a photo taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt.
Even years later another example of such treachery can be traced to Eisenstaedt's buddy, Henry Kissinger, who in July 1971, feigned illness while on a trip to Pakistan and did not appear in public for a day. He was actually on a top-secret mission to Beijing to open relations with the government of the PRC (People's Republic of China).
On July 15, 1971, President Richard Nixon revealed the mission to the world and that he had accepted an invitation to visit the PRC.
This announcement caused immediate shock around the world. In the United States, some of the most hardline anti-communists spoke against the decision, but public opinion supported the move and Nixon saw the jump in the polls he had been hoping for. Since Nixon had sterling anti-communist credentials he was all but immune to being called "soft on communism."
Internationally, reactions varied. The Soviets were very concerned that two major enemies seemed to have resolved their differences, and the new world alignment contributed significantly to the policy of détente.
The Sino-American relations based today on US-China economic relations by direct investment by US in mainland China is a never ending fiasco of the hopelessness of 'democracy meeting communism' (the two negatives) beginning with the US/Soviet alliance of 1945 ending in 1961 with the building of the Berlin Wall and reinforced on several occasions with the Soviet and American tank face-offs at Berlin's "Check-Point Charlie" which maintained the stability of human nature.
Two negatives did not make a positive, in most logic and most languages, double negatives cancel one another but do produce an affirmative sense. Einstein and his friends were wrong all the time.. so were the germans who were actually one in the same.
After Eisenstaedt photographed Goebbels who let him keep the camera and the film, Eisenstaedt eventually emigrated to the United States in 1935 and became a photographer for Life magazine from 1936 to 1972 appearing on 90 Life covers.
It is to be noted that Eisenstaedt got to live in Germany after taking the photo for another two years with minor incidents considering the 'stab in the back' he initiated against Dr. Josef Goebbels, whereas he was immediately welcomed to the USA to be used by the US propaganda machine as opposed to many jews who were denied entrance.
Since then in 1999 the liberal Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism has created the Alfred Eisenstaedt Awards for Magazine Photography thus promoting "lies within photography". Columbia University = The Manhattan Project
Before people start singing that Johnny Cash rendition song of Ira Hayes and Joe Rosenthal's pre-notioned photo of the 'Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima' taken on February 23, 1945, remember that was a staged photo, unlike Eisenstaedt, it was a recreation, but both photos of Goebbels by Eisenstaedt and Rosenthal's 'Flag Rising on Iwo Jima' did not reflect what really happened.
The Russians did the same thing with the photo of the 'Raising a flag over the Reichstag' taken during the Battle of Berlin on 2 May 1945, by Yevgeny Khaldei, depicting Soviet troops raising the Communist Flag consisting of a red background with a hammer, sickle, and one star atop the German Reichstag building. The photo was retaken the next day.
How many stars did the US flag have in 1941.. in 1945… In fact if you can count and subtract, Hawaii and Alaska didn't become states till 1959 and were inhabited by asians not europeans.
Just for the record, prior to Hawaii and Alaska, the last state to become a state was Arizona in 1914 which held the longest military conflict encountered by the North American Europeans which were the Apache Wars from 1849 to 1924.
In between the american-europeans fought a civil war, spanish-american war, and world war to name a few conflicts that never end, thanks to the good promising 'photos of heroism debased' backed up by twisted newspaper headlines by such men like William Randolph Hearst.
December 7 just passed away for the 70th time and 9/11 has joined the rank of items which recounts the days of tragedy for the Pomp and Circumstance of 'political needs by military means'.
Both territories (Hawaii and Alaska) where either invaded, stolen, and sold by foreign powers that be, to include the US Military government, prior to the creation of the Japanese navy by the British Empire, utilized in attacking the imperialist US navy at Pearl Harbor, after the move from the safety of their home base in San Diego Bay, and furthermore, justifying the elusive attack during the 'Battle of Midway' on Alaska's Aleutian islands by the then liberating forces of the Japanese Imperialist military..
Does a picture tell a thousand words… who cares.. It's not the photo but the photographer..
Because of Eisenstaedt's photo of Dr. Josef Goebbels, Goebbels became the greatest propagandist of all time. Eisenstaedt did for Goebbels what Leni Riefenstahl couldn't.
By becoming one of the world's greatest photographers Eisenstaedt became his own kind's worst enemy.
Never take your photography personally.
Eisenstaedt's first photos of the meeting in Italy between Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in 1933 signified the beginning of World War II.
Eisenstaedt's most famous photograph is of an American sailor kissing a young woman on August 14, 1945 in Times Square signifies the end of World War II.
This is how the history of Albert Eisenstaedt's photography begins and ends.. with a lie… but don't blame the photo.. blame the photographer..