"Fatal Hollywood drama": photographer took a real murder and received the money and fame

"Fatal Hollywood drama": photographer took a real murder and received the money and fame

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Recognition comes in different ways. Anthony Kalani Roberts did not know that one day 1973, will make him famous and provide a comfortable life for the rest of your life. On this day, he managed to capture on film a real murder.

A series of random pictures in the history of world of photojournalism and was awarded the Pulitzer prize.

By this time Anthony Roberts has tried himself in the path of the actor. The Directors did not recognise him as a special talent. So the young man decided to try themselves in another field. He started an apprenticeship as a photographer in Los Angeles. Armed with a camera, he often went to the city streets in search of interesting frames. One of these attacks was crucial and made his name in the annals of world of photojournalism.

"Fatal Hollywood drama": photographer took a real murder and received the money and fame

It all happened in the Parking lot of one of a large shopping center. Anthony Roberts heard a woman's scream. In front of him turned a terrible battle scene. The man attacked the woman from behind, grabbing her hands by the throat. The victim struggled desperately to free himself. In the end, the man knocked the woman on the pavement, continuing to strangle his victim.

"Fatal Hollywood drama": photographer took a real murder and received the money and fame

Wrestling has attracted attention not only to the Amateur photographer. Around a crowd of passers-by. Anthony Roberts attacker warned that filming everything on the camera. Most likely, the attacker was in a state of affect, since not responded to the words of an Amateur photographer. He didn't even pay attention to the armed guard of a supermarket, who came to the aid of the woman.

"Fatal Hollywood drama": photographer took a real murder and received the money and fame

Employee of the supermarket tried to urge the intruder to order and warned that it would shoot. Considering the plight of the victims of the attack, the guard decided to open fire on the attacker. He managed to save a woman's life with another's life. Secret investigation had concealed the cause of the attacks from the General public. According to the official version, the assailant had intended to kidnap the woman.

"Fatal Hollywood drama": photographer took a real murder and received the money and fame

Anthony Roberts has called a series of random photos "Fatal Hollywood drama". Becoming an unwitting witness to a terrible tragedy, he captured every moment of the rapidly developing story. A small story told Amateur photographer that forever changed his life.

"Fatal Hollywood drama": photographer took a real murder and received the money and fame

Pulitzer prize, which he received in 1974, has brought fame. Popular magazine "Los Angeles Times" bought from a photographer a series of shots, making him a wealthy man. Raised enough money to open his own Studio in Nashville. Anthony Kalani Roberts never felt need in money or customers. He was shooting a commercial photoshoot with famous people, gained fame as an actor and photographer, and has lived 65 years.

Keywords: Los Angeles | Case | Murder | Photographer | Photojournalism

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