- Jock Carroll
Jock Carroll, born in
Toronto, ( March 5, 1919- August 5, 1995), worked as a writer, journalistand photographerfor the Canadianmedia, including the Toronto Telegram.
war correspondentand RCAFpilot, Carroll had also published six books, some about the magazineand publishingbusiness. In 1952, Carroll was given an assignment to profile Marilyn Monroeon the set of the film "Niagara." The feature appeared in the Canadian " Weekend Magazine" that year, but the candid photos he took of Monroe would appear later in 1996 in the book " Falling For Marilyn: The Lost Niagara Collection."
His book, "The Death of the
Toronto Telegram," (1971), offers many anecdotes about the Canadian newspaperbusiness from the 1940s to 1970. Included is an interview with Marilyn Monroein 1952, writer Arthur Hailey(1966), Elvis Presley(1956), and Toronto millionairebusinessman "Honest" Ed Mirvish(1970).
Carroll was a member of the Toronto Men's Press Club, the Author's League of America, the Professional Photographer's Association of Canada, the
OntarioSports Writers Association, and was presidentof the Canadian War Correspondents Association.
Before his death, Carroll encountered some legal trouble over
copyrightand ownership issues, regarding his book of old photographs of Glenn Gould, ("," 1994) which he had snapped in 1956 as part of a magazine article. The Ontario Court of Appealfound in Carroll's favour in the decision of " Gould Estate v. Stoddart Publishing Co. Ltd.".
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