Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 01:21:02 -0500 From: "Barry A. Popik" 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.