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    Bert Stern: Original Madman

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    Bert Stern: Original Madman

    2011     Documentary     USA

    Bert Stern, the original "mad man" photographer, rose from the mailroom of Look magazine (where he befriended a young photographer named Stanley Kubrick) to become one of the most sought-after photographers on Madison Avenue, in Hollywood and for the international fashion scene. In a career spanning sixty-plus years, Stern has created some of the world's most recognizable and lasting images, from his revolutionary photos for Smirnoff vodka, to the poster image for Kubrick's Lolita and the famous "last sitting" session with Marilyn Monroe in 1962, a collaboration that continues to fascinate the public. Along the way, Stern led a turbulent personal life, defined most memorably by his complex relationships with women. Filmmaker Shannah Laumeister, who has had a long-term personal and working relationship with Stern, emboldens him to tell his story for the first time on film, and provides a unique perspective of her own. Filled with Stern's work, behind-the-scenes archival material, and revealing interviews, the film is an intimate and magnetic portrait of a man, as creative as he is complex.

    Directed byShannah Laumeister
    Written byShannah Laumeister
    CompanyFirst Run FeaturesFirst Run FeaturesFirst Run Features


    Bert Stern
    Shannah Laumeister
    Woody Allen
    Scarlett Johansson
    Lindsay Lohan
    Marilyn Monroe
    Audrey Hepburn
    Sophia Loren
    Drew Barrymore
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