Happy Birthday Francesco Scavullo!! American photographer, born in New York City, Francesco Scavullo was a well-known photographer for Cosmopolitan magazine. As a young boy, he practiced his art on his sisters, styling their hair and posing them for his pictures. Although his father wanted him to go into the family’s restaurant business, he relented when Francesco had success with a photo of Lauren Bacall in 1943 and several other magazine jobs including one for the cover of Seventeen. He bought him a house in New York to live in and use as a studio. His innovative lighting techniques earned him notoriety and success and he was the major photographer for Cosmopolitan for 30 years.