Jim Antizzo was born to immigrant parents and grew up in Brooklyn NY. He had two brothers, Jack and Joseph and one sister Annette. He spent his Army career as a sergeant in Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia. He was the camps official photographer.
He worked in a studio in NYC where he provided models with portfolio shots. I do not know how he ended up working as a staff photographer at Idlewild Airport for TWA?? He loved to pose shots…straight on stagnant stuff was not his style (as you may have noticed in Part II of this series) He always had a story to tell about the celeb’s and dignitaries he’d met, he didn’t like most of them! His favorite was Lucille Ball, he said she was full of life and would always go along with whatever crazy idea he had for a shot!
This is Walter Cronkite and Robert Moses overlooking a model of what appears to be Queens NY.
Queen Elizabeth’s visit to NY in 1957
A rare color photo from Pope Paul VI visit to NY in 1965
And this is one of my favorites from one of our vacations in Maine. He even took this one…timer on the camera 🙂
I’ve so enjoyed sharing a small glimpse into Jim’s life with you. I’m actually hoping others that knew him may find this blog and perhaps I can learn more 🙂 If nothing else, I can now find him on google.