John Kobal was a lover, a discoverer, and a savior. His boundless admiration of the silver screen made a young, shy boy the intimate chronicler of the stars. It was that flair which took him into the attics of has been actresses and the abandoned sound stages of Hollywood studios to uncover the photographs that had been consigned to anonymity. Thanks to him, the l940s, '50s, '60s, and '70s don't seem like ghosts but like our daily companions. It was Paris Match magazine that got him started. As John once recalled: "One day, I received a request for an image of Veronica Lake .... That was the beginning of the era of the return to glamour."
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