Richard Fish was born in Los Angeles,
California on February 25, 1919. He earned a bachelor's degree in
Cinematography/Journalism at the University of Southern California in 1940, served in
the United States Army during World War II, and later attended the California School of
Fine Arts in San Francisco. The Richard Fish Collection documents his career as a
professional photographer with a focus on residential and commercial architecture and
landscape design, art and artists, writers and composers, celebrities and public
figures, and natural land and waterscapes. The collection consists of records,
documents, correspondence, diagrams, maps, promotional material, publications, notes,
photographic material, audio recordings, and ephemera.
Richard Fish was born in Los Angeles, California on February 25, 1919. His father,
Benjamin Fish, worked in the motion picture distribution business, initially for his
brother Samuel Goldwyn, and later for other companies. The family frequently moved. Fish
spent his grammar school years in Seattle, Washington then moved to Cleveland, Ohio.
Later, the family moved to Chicago, Illinois where he attended Hyde Park High School. In
his last semester of high school his family moved to Beverly Hills, California. At
Beverly Hills High School, Fish wrote for the Beverly Hills High Lights and the Beverly
Hills Citizen. He graduated in 1936.
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s)
of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge.
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fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the
public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright
owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
This collection is open for research use.