On New Year’s Eve 1957, Aarons took a picture at Romanoff’s in Beverly Hills. James Stewart, graciously showing me his home before our session began, was about to identify the subjects of this famous image for me. But I knew who they were and said so: Clark Gable, Van Heflin, Gary Cooper, and Mr. Stewart. (The picture came to be titled “Kings of Hollywood”.) Novice that I was, I knew nonetheless that Slim Aarons had been the photographer. I was fascinated with photography long before I knew it would become my career.