|Born||Ira S. Zweifach|
August 4, 1914
|Died||September 14, 1998 (age 84) |
New York, New York
Ira Zweifach (1914-1998) was a professional photographer, stamp collector and amateur magician in New York City who would often arrange midweek luncheons for New York City magicians. He would later become a member of the exclusive Witchdoctors Club.
His photographic specialty was entertainment and among his subjects were Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. He also wrote freelance articles for science fiction magazines. He joined the Army Signal Corps in 1942 and was assigned to Europe in 1943. His photographs of the war in Europe are a part of the "Army'ss Official History of WWII", and articles and columns he wrote often appeared in "Stars and Stripes".
After the war, he put his cameras aside to pursue a career as a writer, editor and publisher. He penned articles for Life magazine and comic books such as the "Green Hornet" and "The Shadow." As a publisher, he was responsible for two children's magazines, "Dateline" and "Tim". He held high offices in the (Stamp) Collectors Club of New York and was editor of "Scott's Monthly" journal. He had an extensive collection of parcel and pneumatic posts.