TIM BOXER served as associate and ghostwriter of syndicated celebrity columnist Earl Wilson of the New York Post for twenty years, starting in 1966. He covered Broadway openings, film premieres, nightclub shows and society galas, interviewing and photographing many of the showbiz superstars of the era. His photos of that era continue to appear in publications around the globe via Getty Images.
Upon Earl’s retirement, Tim succeeded him as celebrity columnist for several years, after which he became the Post’s TV columnist.
A native of Winnipeg, Canada, Tim began his journalism career in 1960 as a police reporter with City News Bureau of Chicago. He discovered comedian Dick Gregory and promoted him to stardom overnight. Hugh Hefner then appointed Tim public relations manager of Playboy in New York.
For thirty-six years Tim has been the celebrity/society columnist for the New York Jewish Week. Since 2010 his column has been appearing online at TheJewishWeek.com.
At the same time he is founding editor and publisher of 15MinutesMagazine.com, a society/celebrity monthly that has been running on the Web for sixteen years. The site features a Tim Boxer Photo Gallery highlighting four of his portfolios: Polaroid Portraits Signed by the Stars, Those Were the Days (glitterati parties of the ‘70s), Icons of a Century (superstar photos), and Remember 9/11 (celebrities waving the Stars & Stripes).
Tim has exhibited his celebrity photographs at the Hudson’s Bay Store and the University of Winnipeg in Winnipeg, and at the Museum of the City of New York. His photos are distributed worldwide by Getty Images.
When Mafia gangster Joey Gallo was assassinated in New York’s Little Italy, Tim’s exclusive photos of Crazy Joe’s wedding at Jerry Orbach’s West Side townhouse were splashed on the front page of The New York Times, New York Daily News and New York Post on the same day.
Tim and his wife Nina live in New York. They have two sons and six grandchildren.
- Hudson’s Bay Company, Winnipeg, Canada, 1977
- University of Winnipeg, 1977
- Museum of the City of New York, exhibit of America’s Mayor: John V. Lindsay and the Reinvention of New York, 2010. Tim Boxer photograph of Heather MacRae placing hippie beads on Mayor John Lindsay backstage at Hair on Broadway.
- Tim Boxer. Jewish Celebrity Hall of Fame (New York: Shapolsky, 1987), interviews of Hollywood personalities, introduction by Bob Hope, foreword by Steve Allen, text and photographs by Tim Boxer.
- Tim Boxer. Jewish Celebrity Anecdotes (New York: Jonathan David, 1996), text and photographs by Tim Boxer.
- Earl Wilson. The Show Business Nobody Knows (New York: Cowles, 1971), photographs by Tim Boxer.
- Earl Wilson. Show Business Laid Bare (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1974), photographs by Tim Boxer.
15 photographs of synagogues and schoolchildren in Tehran 2008 have been entered into the digital database of Beit Hatfutsot Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 2012. Visitors may access the photographs in the study rooms of the museum. (“These images are an important and significant contribution to our photographic collections.”—Zippi Rosenne, Director, Oster Visual Documentation Center.)
George Harrison: Living in the Material World, documentary directed by Martin Scorsese aired on HBO in 2011, featuring three photographs by Tim Boxer.
In Justice, 2005 series of Touchstone Television Productions, licensed four Tim Boxer photographs of Johnnie Cochran.
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