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Murray Korman - Photographer of The Vintage Babes of Broadway The Obituary Files

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From 1926 through the 1940s, there was a very successful photographer in New York City. He photographed stars of Broadway, not to mention some of the most well-known and beloved celebrities of the time like Bob Hope, Josephine Baker, Betty Grable, and Jackie Gleason. Not only that, He was also the photographer of the famous and rich of New York society.  Anyone who was anyone wanted this man to take their picture. Over the course of his career he took nearly 475,000 photographs.


One would assume that this man is well known and fondly remembered today, but he’s not. In fact, by the time he died in 1961 he had already slipped into oblivion. And in the time since his death, the man and his stunning work are almost completely forgotten.

A big THANK YOU to co-authors Clyde Adams and Maureen McCabe for bringing the story of Murray Korman to my attention, and for sharing their new book Vintage Babes of Broadway: Through the 20th Century Lens of Murray Korman.

Learn more about Murray Korman, view his work, and order Vintage Babes of Broadway at

www.vintagebabesofbroadway.com or
www.murraykorman.com


If you enjoy the show, please tell your friends. Indie podcasts like ours often struggle to find an audience in today's ever-expanding celebrity podcast landscape.  You can also leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, which makes it easier for people to find us. Thank you for listening!


Reach us by email at theobituaryfiles@gmail.com
Listen to every episode at www.theobituaryfiles.com

My other podcast is a labour of love and the crackers to The Obituary Files' soup. That is to say, completely different.

From 1926 through the 1940s, there was a very successful photographer in New York City. He photographed stars of Broadway, not to mention some of the most well-known and beloved celebrities of the time like Bob Hope, Josephine Baker, Betty Grable, and Jackie Gleason. Not only that, He was also the photographer of the famous and rich of New York society.  Anyone who was anyone wanted this man to take their picture. Over the course of his career he took nearly 475,000 photographs.


One would assume that this man is well known and fondly remembered today, but he’s not. In fact, by the time he died in 1961 he had already slipped into oblivion. And in the time since his death, the man and his stunning work are almost completely forgotten.

A big THANK YOU to co-authors Clyde Adams and Maureen McCabe for bringing the story of Murray Korman to my attention, and for sharing their new book Vintage Babes of Broadway: Through the 20th Century Lens of Murray Korman.

Learn more about Murray Korman, view his work, and order Vintage Babes of Broadway at

www.vintagebabesofbroadway.com or
www.murraykorman.com


If you enjoy the show, please tell your friends. Indie podcasts like ours often struggle to find an audience in today's ever-expanding celebrity podcast landscape.  You can also leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, which makes it easier for people to find us. Thank you for listening!


Reach us by email at theobituaryfiles@gmail.com
Listen to every episode at www.theobituaryfiles.com

My other podcast is a labour of love and the crackers to The Obituary Files' soup. That is to say, completely different.

11 min

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