[Pics] 1960′s Celebrity Photos Found in a Closet
These iconic portraits were discovered by Dan Oppenheimer, a stained-glass designer in Memphis. They are the work of the late Jack Robinson, who shot celebrity portraits for Vogue in the 1960s. Later in his life, Robinson took up a career in a stained-glass, where he worked for Oppenheimer. When Robinson died in 1997, Oppenheimer handled his effects. In that closet in Memphis, he found approximately 150,000 prints from Robinson’s 17-year photography career. Ever since, he’s been cataloging and managing the Jack Robinson Archive. Now you can see more of his work in the book Jack Robinson: On Show: Portraits 1958-72, published in November. It’s such astounding work, and it would have been such a shame for it to go unseen. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did.