From the age of 11, Tony Rizzo started shooting his first stars in the streets of New York, and began selling his photos to movie magazines at the age of 14. In 1968 he moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in photography, covering the Hollywood night scene as one of the first 10 “Hollywood Paparazzi” that film and TV networks would utilize to get their stars into major publications of the day. His photos have appeared in publications from People, Time, and Newsweek to The London Sunday Mirror, as well as most foreign publications.
He was Sr. Contributing Editor and West Coast Rep. for Soap Opera Digest for 10 years before creating his own soap magazine, The Soap Set.
As an actor he appeared in the classic sci/fi series “The Night Stalker” and in films such as “Day of the Locust” (by Oscar winning Dir. John Schlesinger); “Pushing up Daisies”, “The Rebel Jesus” as well as commercials for Del Monte, and Alka-Seltzer.
Tony will be exhibiting a collection of never- before-seen classic photos of star, music legends,
and politicians of the Golden era at Rebecca Fine Art Gallery, in Palm Springs starting January 2. He is currently preparing an autobiographical book and new exhibit for April which will focus on “The Last Movie Stars” and contain unseen photos of the greatest stars of the silver screen.