About Jock Carroll

Jock Carroll portrait - Black and white

Jock Carroll (1919 - 1995) was a Canadian writer, journalist, editor, correspondent and photographer.

He served as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air force, and really cut his journalistic teeth as a war correspondent.

In 1952 he was given the enviable but potentially challenging task of producing a profile of Marilyn Monroe on the set of her first major dramatic role, "Niagara". His sketch appeared in Weekend Magazine in Canada, with some of the candid images he was able to shoot.

Many more photographs, articles and several acclaimed books, including "The Death of the Toronto Telegram" and "The Shy Photographer", all followed in a career which spanned almost fifty years. And 1996 saw the posthumous publication of "Falling for Marilyn: The Lost Niagara Collection", which featured some of the wonderfully natural and relaxed images of the 26 year old Marilyn which we are pleased now to present for the first time as our Marilyn at Niagara Collection. These images have never previously been available for sale in any format.

In 2006, his family donated almost the entire body of his work (some 21,000 photographs, personal files, manuscripts and other materials) to Library and Archives Canada, as an important record of Canadian history.