George Bernard Shaw at his
home in London, 1932.
"In 1932, I traveled to London
hoping to photograph George Bernard Shaw. People told me he was very difficult
and inaccessible, but I was also told that he was a vegetarian. So I bought
a bunch of bananas and sent these, together with a portfolio of my photographs,
to his home at Whitehall Court. Two days later I was asked to visit him.
He looked through my photographs and said, 'You don't have to make me pose,
I am a photographer myself.'"