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Bert Stern: Original Mad Man
A film by Shannah Laumeister

89 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2012

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Synopsis

Bert Stern: Original Mad Man is the definitive voyage into the life and work of one of the greatest American photographers of all time.

An original Madison Avenue "mad man," Stern's images helped create modern advertising; his ground-breaking campaign for Smirnoff forever changed the industry. The iconic photos he took of celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, Sophia Loren, Twiggy, and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. Indeed, his photos from Monroe's "Last Sitting" are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon.

After marrying legendary ballet dancer and Balanchine muse Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Featuring Bert Stern, Allegra Kent, Twiggy Lawson, Jerry Della Femina, Judith Crist, George Wein & more.


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Reviews

"The cultural provocateur who defined the creative revolution... The first photographer superstar." - Vanity Fair

"Stern's images from Marilyn's 'Last Siting' remain some of the most intimate celebrity portraits ever." - TIME

"Bert Stern was photography’s baddest bad boy. But Stern hid himself behind his camera - until now." - The Atlantic

"Eye-opening, intriguing and timely. A highly intimate, fascinating portrait."
- The Hollywood Reporter

"Stern says: ‘I’m a prisoner of all the things I’ve done.’ Oh, but what a whole lot of things he’s done." - Vogue

"Absolutely smashing! A terrific, jaw-droppingly candid documentary."
- Film Journal International


Links

See details about this film's theatrical run.

www.BertSternMadMan.com

www.facebook.com/BertSternOriginalMadMan

www.MarilynMonroe.com

Staley-Wise Gallery: Bert Stern Collection

Mouche Gallery: Bert Stern Collection

"Talking Talent: Interview with Bert Stern"The New York Times Style Magazine, 4/4/13


Disc Features

●  Bert Stern Photo Gallery: The Iconic Images


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