John de Mirjian

John de Mirjian was a glamour photographer in New York City; his studio was at 1595 Broadway. His fame began in 1922 and ended when he was killed in a car accident in New York in 1928; he was driving a Peerless roadster on the Jericho Turnpike in Long Island at 70 miles per hour, accompanied by the Broadway actress Gloria Christy, when he lost control and the vehicle left the road. He published most of his work in the magazines Art Lovers and Artists and Models. His brother Arto continued the photographic business until 1950.

He gained notoriety when the actress Louise Brooks sued him to prevent publication of his risque portraits of her. (source: Wikipedia)

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