Norman Mailer. Bert Stern. Marilyn MonroeEdition of 1,712Hardcover in clamshell box, 14.4 x 17.3 in., 16.05 lb, 278 pages1300Edition: English Availability: In Stock
Limited Collector’s Edition of 1,712 copies, each numbered and signed by Bert Stern
Norman Mailer. Bert Stern. Marilyn Monroe1300
Monroe by Mailer and Stern
This book, conceived by Lawrence Schiller, Mailer’s collaborator on five works, combines the author’s masterful text with Stern’s penetrating images of the 36-year-old Marilyn. Photographed for Vogue magazine over three days at the Bel-Air Hotel, Marilyn had never allowed such unfettered access, nor had she looked so breathtakingly beautiful. Six weeks later, mysteriously, she was dead. In this bold synthesis of literary classic and legendary portrait sitting, Mailer and Stern lift the veils of confusion surrounding Monroe—the woman, the star, the sex symbol—and offer profound insight into an iconic figure whose true personality remains an enigma even today.
- Translations of Mailer’s text are available in German (the translation dates from 1992) and now for the first time in Spanish and French
- Limited to a total of 1,962 numbered copies signed by Bert Stern, this book is available as a Collector’s Edition (No. 251–1,962), and also in two Art Editions of 125 copies each (No. 1–250).
Bert Stern (1929–2013) was one of America’s greatest portrait photographers, who during the 1960s produced 200 pages annually for Vogue, as well as many of the most important print and television advertising campaigns. He is best known for his revolutionary print ads for Smirnoff and for his portrait series of Marilyn Monroe, taken just six weeks before her death. Stern lived and worked in New York City.
Norman Mailer (1923–2007) was one of the 20th century’s greatest and most influential writers, as well as one of America’s most renowned and controversial literary figures. The best-selling author of a dozen novels and 20 works of nonfiction, he also wrote stage plays, screenplays, television miniseries, hundreds of essays, two books of poetry, and a collection of short stories. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, he lived in Brooklyn, New York, and Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Norman Mailer. Bert Stern. Marilyn MonroeEdition of 1,712Hardcover in clamshell box, 36.5 x 44 cm, 7.28 kg, 278 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-1185-8Edition: English