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Bert Stern: Original Mad Man is the definitive voyage into the life and work of one of America's most influential photographers. An original Madison Avenue "mad man," Stern's images helped create modern advertising.
Photographing the world's most alluring women in fashion and Hollywood for the past 50 years -- Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Kate Moss and Scarlett Johansson among them -- minted Stern as a celebrity in his own right.
Here, Stern reveals his wild, untold life story to his long-time muse, filmmaker Shannah Laumeister. It seemed Stern could do no wrong, until a dramatic fall from grace. A story of self-creation; rise, fall and reinvention; exploring creativity, celebrity, and desire through the eyes of a man who got everything he wanted. Almost.
This documentary is more than Stern's picture taking relationship with Marilyn Monroe - it delves into a chronological timeline of a man whose mission was to - not just take a... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Brian Compton
I really enjoyed this book and never really knew that he made Vodka so popular in the States. His life was very interesting a lot of similarities to "Don Draper".Published 9 days ago by Carolyn
Have to love this after seeing Bert Stern's iconic photographs of Marilyn Monroe in her last days. Adds to the appreciation of his work with Marilyn.Published 10 months ago by movielover
a flawed but perfect film. a human story, with courageous honesty. some told me they love this film, or some told me they hate this film. i loved the movie myself. Read morePublished 13 months ago by value
I've been an admirer of Bert Stern for many years and was inspired by his work at a young age when I read about him as part of the Masters of contemporary photography series. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Michael
I absolutely loved this rare glimpse into the life of Bert Stern.
I thought the movie was very tastefully done and I enjoyed the way it carried you from Bert's humble... Read more
If your primary interest is in Stern's photography rather than his life, you will be disappointed. Far too much emphasis, in my opinion, on his endless, screwed-up love affairs and... Read morePublished 19 months ago by vb