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Bert Stern: Original Madman (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 5 August 2012 (France)
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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Shannah Laumeister Stern (as Shannah Laumeister)

Writer:

Shannah Laumeister Stern (story) (as Shannah Laumeister)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bert Stern Bert Stern ... Himself
Shannah Laumeister Stern ... Herself (as Shannah Laumeister)
Albert D'Annibale Albert D'Annibale ... Himself
Dorothy Tristan ... Herself
David Montgomery David Montgomery ... Himself, photographer
George Lois ... Himself
Carol Halebian Carol Halebian ... Herself
Jerry Della Femina Jerry Della Femina ... Himself
Larry Chilnick Larry Chilnick ... Himself
Louis Armstrong ... Himself (archive footage)
George Wein George Wein ... Himself
Anita O'Day ... Herself (archive footage)
Judith Crist ... Herself
Barbara Slate Barbara Slate ... Herself, graphic novelist
Lisa Lavender Lisa Lavender ... Herself
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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bert Stern - L'uomo che fotografò Marilyn See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,691, 7 April 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$32,864, 9 June 2013
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Magic Film Productions See more »
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Color
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Loved the film
15 January 2012 | by mighty-meSee all my reviews

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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