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Bernard's star-studded repertoire
He has been called the "Rembrandt of photography" and the "king of glamour". Though he also photographed male luminaries such as John Wayne, Gregory Peck, and Elvis Presley, Bernard of Hollywood made his name doing portraits of female stars and starlets of the 1950s such as Anita Ekberg, Jayne Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot, and Marilyn Monroe. He fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, migrating to California and eventually establishing himself in Hollywood. By the 1940s, he was one of the most sought-after photographers there, with countless celebrities and hopefuls visiting his Sunset Boulevard studio to have their portraits taken. Bernard is remembered as the man who immortalized some of the centuryís greatest stars and mastered the art of pin-up photography better than any one else. This book is a testament to his long and illustrious career.
About the Author
Susan Bernard is the author of six books, including the best-selling Bernard of Hollywood's Marilyn and Joyous Motherhood. President of Bernard of Hollywood, she preserves, exhibits, and publishes her late father's work. She is also an actress and a producer. At 16, she starred in the cult classic Faster, Pussycat, Kill! Kill! With Whoopi Goldberg, she co-produced The Mao Game, a film based on her son Joshua Millerís first novel. A resident of Los Angeles and New York, she is working on a novel and a film about her fatherís life.