Richard B. Stolley, a journalist who left an indelible imprint on two of the most influential American magazines of the 20th century and secured J.F.K. film, dies at 92

June 19, 2021 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

The Washington Post:

 Richard B. Stolley, a journalist who left an indelible imprint on two of the most influential American magazines of the 20th century, obtaining a copy of the Zapruder film footage of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination for Life in 1963 and later building a newsstand juggernaut as the founding editor of People, died June 16 at a hospital in Evanston, Ill. He was 92



Dick Stolley with photographer Tony Vaccaro n Santa Fe in 2017
Richard Stolley (left), former Time magazine bureau chief, and Assistant Managing Editor and Managing Editor of Life magazine, led a Q & A with photographer Tony Vaccaro (right) following the screening of the film "Underfire: The Untold Story of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro" in 2017 in Santa Fe.


Dick Stolley with photographer Bill Eppridge at the 2011 Lucie Awards

Dick Stolley (right) is pictured here with photojournalist Bill Eppridge (left) at the 2011 Lucie Awards, where Eppridge received the Award for Achievement in Photojournalism. One of Eppridge's most memorable and poignant essays was his coverage of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, including the iconic photograph of the wounded Senator on the floor of the Ambassador Hotel kitchen seconds after he was shot
Life photographer Bob Gomel, Hal Wingo, journalist and editor at LIFE and PEOPLE WEEKLY magazines, and Michelle and Sid Monroe at the Monroe Gallery of Photography.



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