Slim Aarons (born George Allen Aarons; October 29, 1916 – May 30, 2006) was an American photographer who was outstanding for his photographs to high society and to European and American celebrities from the 50s to the end of the 70s.
At 18 years of age, Aaron enlisted in the United States Army, where he worked as a photographer at West Point and later as a combat photographer during World War II. After the war settled in California where he began to photograph celebrities. In 1957 he made one of his best-known photographs, The Kings of Hollywood, image in which they appear Clark Gable, Van Heflin, Gary Cooper and James Stewart having a drink in a relaxed way. He worked for the best magazines of the time, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue and Travel & Leisure among others. His way of living and working inspired Alfred Hitchcock in Rear Window.
He died in 2006 and was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.