Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 01:21:02 -0500
From: "Barry A. Popik" Bapopik[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Candid Camera
There is a "New Candid Camera" tv show, with Suzanne Somers and another
Funt (Allan Funt's son?). A "candid" camera was actually a "small" camera.
The phrase "candid camera" in Latin means "white vault"--which is no place
for Suzanne Somers.
OED has this from the New York Graphic of 11 May 1929. This is not an
antedate, but I'm sure I could find one. It's from WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST:
AMERICAN by Mrs. Fremont Older (1936), pg. 561:
Hearst was younger than his youngest editors and publishers. Within a
few weeks he was revolutionizing the pictures in his papers. He introduced
the "candid camera" from England which enables photographers to make unposed
indoor pictures in any light. He installed picture editors. He told them to
study moving pictures.