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

1 Comment on "A Light Extinguished: Photographer Phil Stern, 1919-2014"

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

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