Documentary Looks At The Life Of The Original Mad Man
Shannah Laumeister's film provides insight into the life of the photographer, whose career started in the golden age of advertising.
Filmmaker Shannah Laumeister’s documentary Bert Stern: Original Mad Man provides insight into the life of the American photographer, the original mad man of Madison Avenue. He is particularly famous for his portrait series of Marilyn Monroe and his “Lolita with heart-shaped glasses” for the poster of Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita.
He also photographed Jean Shrimpton, Suzie Parker, Audrey Hepburn, Bridget Bardot, Twiggy, and Liz Taylor. The unconventional documentary is organized into chapters and packed with photos, interviews and scenes from Stern’s daily life. The official synopsis states: