Bernie Abramson began taking pictures while in Junior High, and went on to become a decorated war photographer, coveted personal photographer for Hollywood and political celebrities—including Frank Sinatra and President Kennedy—and a celebrated cinematographer. In 1942, he joined the U.S. Navy as an aerial cameraman, taking pictures of the Japanese fleet that would lead to numerous decorations for his service. Returning to his native Los Angeles at war’s end, he focused on the burgeoning motion picture industry, documenting the behind-the-scenes production of such Hollywood hits as “Some Like It Hot” (1959). While shooting on the set of the original “Ocean’s Eleven” (1960), he became friends with the Rat Pack, and was a regular at their parties. By 1977, Abramson had switched from still to moving images, and ended his long career as a cinematographer.