Photo: A young Marlon Brando with his dog.
Art Shay, who has died aged 96, photographed celebrities, politicians and ordinary Americans during a career that spanned 70 years.
Born in 1922, Shay grew up in the Bronx and then served as a navigator in the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II, during which he flew 52 bomber missions.
Shay joined the staff of Life magazine as a writer, and quickly became a Chicago-based freelance photographer for Life, Time, Sports Illustrated, and other national publications.
Photo: Shay captured the hula hoop craze of the 1950s.
He photographed seven US Presidents and many major figures of the 20th century.
Shay also wrote weekly columns for various newspapers, several plays, children’s books, sports instruction books and several photo essay books.