Friday, January 18, 2008

Chron photographer was a 'cool guy'

This shot of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio waiting in a judge's chambers before their marriage in City Hall on Jan. 14, 1954 was taken by the Chron's Art Frisch, who has died at age 89, the paper reported today. "Art was a cool guy," said Chron photographer Fred Larson. "He was old school, and a pleasure to work for. When Art put an assignment in your hand, you went and did it on the spot. He expected you to run out the door. You better not finish your lunch first." Frisch started at the Chron as a copy boy in 1935. After serving in the Navy in World War II he returned to the Chron as a photographer. He retired in 1984. Here's the obit.

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