Sanford Roth (1906-1962) was born and raised in Brooklyn and moved to Los Angeles after graduating from New York University. In 1947 he and his wife, Beulah, moved to Paris where he began his career as a portrait photographer with a commission from Look magazine. Living and working from a small hotel in Montparnasse, Roth's list of subjects quickly grew to include the likes of Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Colette, and Georges Braque. Over the years, Roth continued to photograph artists and writers, as well as other celebrities in France, Italy, and the United States. His work appeared in Life, Paris Match, Elle, Harper's Bazaar,and Oggi. After returning to the United States and moving to Los Angeles, Roth continued photographing Hollywood personalities during his last years.