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Bert Stern: Original Madman (2011)

Not Rated  |   |  Documentary  |  5 August 2012 (France)
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Bert Stern ...
Himself
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Herself
Albert D'Annibale ...
Himself
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Herself
David Montgomery ...
Himself, photographer
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Himself
Carol Halebian ...
Herself
Jerry Della Femina ...
Himself
Larry Chilnick ...
Himself
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Himself (archive footage)
George Wein ...
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Anita O'Day ...
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Herself
Barbara Slate ...
Herself, graphic novelist
Lisa Lavender ...
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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. Photographing the world's most alluring women in fashion and Hollywood for the past 50 years -- Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn among them -- minted Stern as a celebrity in his own right.

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5 August 2012 (France)  »

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Bert Stern - L'uomo che fotografò Marilyn  »

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$4,691 (USA) (5 April 2013)

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$32,864 (USA) (7 June 2013)
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I just saw Bern Stern: Original Mad Man at the Palm Springs International Film Fest on January 14, 2012. It was an amazing documentary about an amazing man. I had seen many of Stern's photographs in magazines and print advertisements over the years and had never connected them to the the person who took the photographs. The film had a nice mix of interview dialog and still photographs to tell Stern's story. Kudo's to Shannah Laumeister who was the producer, director, artistic director and cinematographer who put this wonderful film together. After seeing the film, I hope Stern can find something satisfying to do with the remainder of his years. I hope I can find a copy of his 1952 classic, Jazz on a Summer's Day.


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