Parton, James

Parton, James,

1822–91, American biographer, b. England. He came to the United States in 1827. In 1848 he joined the staff of N. P. Willis's Home Journal in New York City. His biographical writing began with the very successful Life of Horace Greeley (1855) and was followed by biographies of Aaron Burr (1857), Andrew Jackson (1859–60), John Jacob Astor (1865), and others.
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Among the photos are Harry's shots of US presidents, Truman Capote, Dolly Parton, James Brown, Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra and Martin Luther King.
Informal shots of stars such as Dolly Parton, James Brown and Frank Sinatra are testimony to Harry's desire to capture a moment in time, a photograph that could never be repeated.
Birmingham rocker Ozzy Osbourne also featured, along with Dolly Parton, James Blunt, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, Cheryl Crow, Lady Gaga and many others.