FEMA Hired Ground Zero Photographer From Yellow Pages

Not Brown's.
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Gregg Brown's ad said "24 Hour Rush Jobs Welcome," so when a potential customer asked if he did aerial photography, he said "sure," even though he never had. It turned out to be the Federal Emergency Management Agency. So, for the next nine months, the struggling actor had a steady job, and ultimately a place in history. At least he gave the government a discounted rate.