Bert Stern, the Man Who Mythologized Marilyn Monroe to the World
Revered photography master Bert Stern passed away on June 26 at his
Manhattan home. Stern leaves an illustrious body of work and that has
left a permanent imprint on modern culture and taste. Stern created historic and iconic images such as Marilyn Monroe's final photo shoot titled 'The Last Sitting' and Sue Lyon's coquettish pout on the movie poster for 'Lolita'. Between his commercial
and celebrity clients he worked with such film luminaries such as as Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey
Hepburn, Barbra Streisand and of course Marilyn Monroe. Stern revolutionized a woman's image, by embracing sensuality and using a sophisticated high fashion approach. He has helped establish the template for modernity and sexuality through stimulating imagery.