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Ray Charles
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
Johnny and June Carter Cash 
Johnny and June Carter Cash 

Arnold Schwarzenegger
 
 

Tiger Woods age 3 with Bob Hope and Jimmy StewartI was the official still photographer for THE MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW in Philadelphia and Hollywood for 15 years, shooting stills of some of the most famous names of the day, as well as the up and coming stars of tomorrow.  While photographing the show one day with guests Bob Hope, Jimmy Stewart and Mike Douglas, a three-year-old named Tiger appeared with his father and challenged these three avid golfers to a putting contest.  The little guy couldn’t sink a single putt, even as the ball was placed closer and closer to the cup.  That drew a laugh from the audience.  That little boy was Tiger Woods, who is now laughing all the way to the bank.  Back then, you never knew who was going to make it big.  The Supremes, Dustin Hoffman, Billy Crystal, Neil Diamond, Ben Stiller, Willie Nelson, Billy Joel, Jodie Foster, David Letterman and Jay Leno were just starting their climb.  Then there were other personalities like Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and Martin Luther King, destined to make history.

In 1972, I photographed a week with John Lennon and Yoko Ono that made television history. John Lennon and Yoko Ono John did a duet with one of his idols, Chuck Berry. That was truly a happening.  I also spent a celebrity filled week in Monaco, photographing Princess Grace (Grace Kelly) and Prince Rainer and their children, along with dozens of famous international guests.



Then there were the stars that have since left us, but not our memories.  Stars like: Sammy Davis, Jr., Jack Benny, Ray Charles, Bobby Darren, Johnny and June Carter Cash, Louis Armstrong, Andy Kaufman and Sonny Bono.

My photo archive consists of over 500,000 images.  Many, never before seen or published.  If you were a guest (star or not) on this show, I may have your photo on file. The  names in each category list the year the photographs were taken. They are for reference only and not viewable on this site.  To request a proof sheet from the years listed, contact us at: daytimetvphotos@sbcglobal.net to arrange for e-mailing of proof sheets along with licensing and purchasing information.

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