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Zerbe, Jerome, 1904-1988



  • Existence: 1904 - 1988


Jerome Zerbe (1904-1988), American photographer; associated with celebrity paparazzi.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Jerome Zerbe photographs and papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 1122
Scope and Contents: The collection documents Jerome Zerbe's work as a photographer and chronicler of mid-twentieth century celebrities and society events. Photograph albums assembled by Zerbe span his time as a student at Yale in the 1920s, his brief time as an artist in Hollywood in the 1930s, and his long career as a society photographer and paparazzo, notably as the house photographer at the El Morocco nightclub in New York. The albums also document his naval service in the Pacific theater as Admiral...
Dates: circa 1880s-2000s