Slim Aarons worked mainly for society publications,
taking pictures of the rich and famous both before and after serving as a
photographer for the US military magazine Yank
during World War II. His work has been included in the publications Town and Country, Holiday, Venture and LIFE.
Aarons was known for the positive portrayals he
gave to the people he photographed and was invited to high-society gatherings for
exactly this reason. His subject matter covered American and European society
as well as nobility and both minor and major stars of the day.
SICILY, 1949 -- Mafia boss Charles 'Lucky ' Luciano (1897-1962) (left) with society photographer Slim Aarons while Luciano was in exile in Sicily. 3137792, Getty Images