Yes, we’re talking about picking up a newspaper, flipping to the obituaries, and poring over the obits of the dearly departed, even if you never met them. The 21st century version of this is from a podcast “bringing the long dead back to life.”
NEW YORK, NY, April 07, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — When Clyde Adams and Maureen McCabe began writing a book about once-famous publicity photographer Murray Korman, one of the objectives of his heirs was to bring Murray Korman’s name back into the limelight of relevance again. Korman died in 1961, a mere six decades ago. Didn’t Uncle Murray deserve to be recognized in Broadway and New York City history? In his heyday, Korman was the most successful Broadway publicity photographer in New York City history.
In the book Vintage Babes of Broadway: Through the 20th Century Lens of Murray Korman, the authors feel they succeeded in putting together an all-inclusive look at Murray Korman. They covered who Korman was as a man and photographer. They put together a stunning tribute gallery of dozens of twentieth-century celebrities that he photographed in his Madison Avenue photographic studio.
In the 21st century, Judd Dowhy of www.TheObituaryFiles.com says, “…we bring the long-dead back to life through forgotten stories and obituaries.” In his Apple podcast “Murray Korman – Photographer of The Vintage Babes of Broadway, Dowhy distills the life of Murray Korman into an eleven-minute podcast that makes Korman’s old story come back to life.
Sadly, Murray Korman was snubbed by history. But, perhaps some “closet” obituary readers might shine a light on him and his remarkable three-decade-long career as a publicity and high society photographer in New York City? And, just maybe, Murray Korman’s well written obituary (dated August 10, 1961 in the New York Times) read by Judd Dowhy on his podcast, will help Murray Korman find his rightful spot in New York City’s history?
Co-authors Clyde Adams and Maureen McCabe are available should you be interested in interviewing them for a story. Their book Vintage Babes of Broadway: Through the 20th Century Lens of Murray Korman has been a ten-year-labor-of-love and is available at www.vintagebabesofbroadway.com.
Meet Co-Authors: Clyde Adams and Maureen McCabe.
Work began nearly ten years ago on their book, Vintage Babes of Broadway: Through the 20th Century Lens of Murray Korman.
The story of and photographs produced by American publicity photographer, Murray Korman, in the late 1920s through his death in 1961 captivated both Clyde Adams and Maureen McCabe. Their vision was to create several books, websites, and possibly an exhibit in New York City, where Murray Korman’s life story took place.
Although Clyde lives in Leeds, AL and Maureen lives in Laguna Woods, CA, they are both available for zoom interviews about their book and the amazing life story of Murray Korman.
You may email them at [email protected].
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