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Yet the weekly, created by Henry Luce in 1936, once enjoyed a circulation of over 13 million, and it was during those years that John Phillips
worked for the magazine.
Nothing could be further from the truth in the case of Phillips's
illustrated autobiography where the writing simply sparkles.
Phillips (1914-1996) worked for LIFE during the years 1936-1959, where his career included publication in the very first issue.
As a child at school, when asked what he
wanted to be, the unquestioning answer was "I want to be a photographer when I grow up" and that is what he
With a Welsh father and American mother, born in French occupied Algeria, it's no wonder he
travels took him to most of the trouble spots of WWII and, as he
worked in the days when photographers did the words and the pictures, the standard of writing in his
book is exceptional.
Some of the pictures are pretty hard to take - especially the ones of German atrocities in WWII - but Phillips
never pulls his
Dr. John Thomas Phillips ...
Dr. John Thomas Phillips (1871-1942), Newport's first doctor, is remembered with affection and gratitude.
He came to Newport in 1900 at the urging of fellow Iowan Charles Talmadge.
In addition to his private practice in the town and surrounding countryside, he was a contract physician for the Great Northern.
Dr. Phillips was "a typical old-time country physician, who would answer any call, anywhere, at any hour, regardless of the weather and, if necessary, for no pay" (Lyle, 30).
During the early years of his practice, he answered house calls on horseback, but later acquired a team and buggy.
Many times after house calls in the country, "he would be so tired he would go to sleep after starting the horses toward home, depending upon them to get him there and wait at the home gate until he awoke" (Lyle, 30).
In 1907, he
bought a Mitchell, the first automobile in Newport
This car proved crucial to saving Newport during the great forest fire of 1910, when Dr. Phillips and another car owner, Charles P. Moeser, Sr., continued day and night shuttling firefighters and rescuing people.
John T. Phillips, the Newport Area's First Doctor," The Big Smoke (Newport: Pend Oreille County Historical Society, 1989), 30-31; Newport Historic Tour (Newport: Pend Oreille County Historical Society, n.d.); William J. Piper, "Stuart Bradley," The Big Smoke (Newport: Pend Oreille County Historical Society, 1990), 3-13; Faith McClenny, Pend Oreille County Historical Society, email to Laura Arksey, May 30, 2009, in possession of Laura Arksey, Spokane, Washington; Colleen Auble, Newport Public Library, email to Laura Arksey, June 10, 2009, in possession of Laura Arksey, Spokane, Washington; Pend Oreille County Museum website accessed May 2009 (http://www.pocmuseum.org/).
John Phillips (1867-1947) was a ...
John Phillips (1867-1947) was a ship master from Sag Harbor, New
The Saturday Matinee Special Edition # 2
MAMAS AND THE PAPAS: Founding member JOHN PHILLIPS has died of heart failure in California; March 18th.During the 1960's; the group rocketed to stardom with such Phillips penned hits as "California Dreamin", and "Monday, Monday".The group consisted of Phillips, Denny Doherty, 'Mama' Cass Elliott and Michelle Gilliam who later married Phillips.The group consisted of Phillips, Denny Doherty, 'Mama' Cass Elliott and Michelle Gilliam who later married Phillips.
John Phillips was the founder of the 1960s folk/pop/rock group "The Mamas and the Papas."The band was one of the most influential groups to emerge from the renaissance of the 1960s.Phillips, wife Michelle, Cass Elliot and Denny Doherty formed the band in the mid 60s.
...Mr. Phillips died of heart failure at age 65.John Phillips was the father of actress Mackenzie Phillips and singers Chyna and Bijou Phillips.