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Harry Benson on Palm Beach Socialites, Dick Nixon and Shooting the IRA

Acclaimed photojournalist Harry Benson has a knack for being in the right place at the right time. The New York-based Glaswegian got his big break on Fleet Street when he crashed a party attended by the son of Lord Beaverbrook—the indomitable owner of the Daily Express in the 1950s. In America, he achieved fame in 1964, when he shuttered the lens the moment John Lennon instigated that iconic pillow fight.

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