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Zip Fellig 1953
"Zip" in 1953
Zip Fellig 2008
"Zip" in 2008
Arthur "Zip" Fellig
Portrayed by Todd Grinnell (1953)
John Kerry (2008)
Episode Pin Up Girl
Status Alive

Arthur "Zip" Fellig was a photographer for Monty Moran. He took photos of model Rita Flynn, his eventual girlfriend.


In 2008, Zip was still taking photographs when Rita's case was reopened. He said that Rita was faithful in front of and behind the camera. Zip claimed Rita to be the love of his life, despite their breakup right before her death. Zip brushed off the idea of killing Rita because he was jealous over all the male attention she began to receive from her modeling. It became known that Zip had a key to Monty's office, where the latter's gun was kept. Zip never recalled a gun in Monty's office when he was packing up his things the night of Rita's murder.

Zip also brushed off the idea that Rita was quitting modeling to become a photographer. However, he struggled with photography after Rita died, to which Scotty Valens called Zip a hack who Rita outgrew. Irritated by the comment, Zip responded that they were a good team, but Rita ruined it. When Rita showed her photos to Zip, telling him she wanted to be a photographer, he claimed the photos were ugly. This hurt Rita, but she still envisioned a life with him where they're both photographers making it big. Zip disagreed, stating that he's the photographer and Rita is the pin up girl. He went even further to offend Rita by saying that photojournalism requires brains, dedication, and not behaving like a tramp in bars. This caused their relationship to end. Zip would come to regret his words, as that was the last time he saw Rita before her death.

Present day, Zip knew that Rita was better than him, but he could never admit it. He recalled that Rita's best friend, Betty Sue Baker, was at the studio before her date, picking out Rita's clothes to wear. When she picked an outfit, Zip took a photo of Betty that placed her at Rita's apartment at the time of her murder.