Phil Stern began covering the Hollywood beat after World War II. His sharp eye and sharp mind caught the essence of the personalities in memorable shots of the Hollywood Greats from Marilyn Monroe to Frank Sinatra from the 50's to the 80's.
Phil Stern was born in Philadelphia in 1919 and began his career as a staff photographer for the Police Gazette. He was a combat photographer during the World War II and during a long career contributed to Life, Esquire, Modern Screen, Photo Play, and the Saturday Evening Post among others. He lives in Los Angeles.