Willy Rizzo Photographer

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Willy Rizzo, who photographed Marilyn Monroe and Winston Churchill, and who was a character in a book by Herge, dies at the age of 84.

Rizzo was so famous as a chronicler of the dolce vita of the 1950s that he was satirically immortalised as paparazzo Walter Rizotto in Tintin creator Herge’s The Castafiore Emerald. His works appeared in leading magazines such as Paris Match and Lifeand his subjects included Salvador Dalí, Brigitte Bardot, Gene Kelly, Gregory Peck, Maria Callas, Marlene Dietrich, Jack Nicholson and Jane Fonda.

Rizzo was married to Italian film star Elsa Martinelli and also launched a furniture line inspired by Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier. He was artistic director of Marie Claire in the late 1950s. He also covered the Nuremberg trials after the Second World War. (via The Telegraph)

Here an interview with Rizzo.

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