A Light Extinguished: Photographer Phil Stern, 1919-2014

Frank Sinatra and John F. Kennedy, Kennedy Inaugural, Washington, D.C, 1961

Renowned photographer Phil Stern, who documented World War II and stars of Hollywood and the jazz scene, has died at the age of 95.

Stern did much work for LIFE Magazine and many of his images are instantly recognizable, such as this iconic shot of James Dean.

The above photo, in keeping with our JFK administration theme (the last post, and one more to follow), was taken at the president’s inaugural ball. — CC

2 Comments on "A Light Extinguished: Photographer Phil Stern, 1919-2014"

  1. 95!! Hats off to big time life!! What stories he must have told!!

  2. The Kennedy campaign song in 1960 election was Frank Sinatra singing a cute version “High Hopes” with special election lyrics.

    As a sixth grade Kennedy fan I requested a package of pro-Kennedy campaign material and it included a 45 rpm recording of Sinatra singing the song.

    Can be heard on You Tube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHRTCVwSKMs

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