Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Woody Allen Receives His Own Leica

This may seem like a trivial thing, but it's actually something of an honor. Woody Allen has received a Leica M8.2 with his own serial number.
Since 1925, Leica has awarded a select list of visionaries in photography, the sciences, the world of politics, and the arts with special serial numbered cameras. The list of people who have received such Leica cameras is small. Queen Elizabeth (who actually asked that the cameras she received not be numbered, and so her initials were engraved instead); photographers Alfred Eisenstat and Henri Cartier-Bresson, Leopold D. Mannes and Leo Godowsky, Jr, the co-inventors of Kodachrome film, and former president Dwight D. Eisenhower, are a few of those who have received Leicas with special serial numbers.
Allen is pictured to the left at the Gala held to mark the occasion.

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