|Bruno Bernard, professionelly known as Bernard of Hollywood, was a superlative
glamour photographer of Holywood's golden era. He was called the "king of
Hollywood glamour", the "Discoverer" of Marilyn Monroe, and the
"Vargas of photography".|
He fled Hitler´s Germany in 1937 with a degree in criminal law, but turned
to photography. His first studio, opened 1942 on the Sunset strip became a hollywood
landmark. Branches in Las Vegas and Palm Springs followed. In 1984 he was the
first still photographer honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and sciences,
for his photographs of such legends as Clark Gable, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe,
Sophia Loren etc.. His work was also shown in New York's MoMA and in the International
Center of Photography. His photographs were published in hundreds of magazines
and in several books.
Bruno Bernard better known under his artist name Bernard of Hollywood, was
one the largest glamour photographers in the golden age Hollywoods. He was called
the "Discoverer" of Marilyn Monroe. Its conception of the perfect
model was the "natural, normal American girl".
One of his most famous photographs is the photo of Marilyn Monroe, on which
she stands over the ventilation shaft of the underground and is blown their
white skirt into air. Developed 1954 during the photographs to " 7 Year
Itch". Actors and actresses did not only rank among his models - he photographed
also stripper inside and showgirls. Photos, which were often censored and today
as works of art to apply.
Bruno Bernard photographed the first titlepicture for the magazine "Romances",
in 1946 with - at this time - unknown Norma Jean Baker - which later turned
her name in Marylin Monroe. At that time Bruno Bernard was able to help Norma
Jean Baker to receive her first movie contract at FOX studios.
Bernard left Hollywood in the 60s and returned to Berlin. There he published
some books and worked as a portrait photographer and photojournalist, for the
magazine "Spiegel" and others. 1965 he moved to Mallorca. There he
photographed many celebrities (Marianne Koch, Theo Lingen, Curd Jügens,
Gerd Fröbe, Miss Germany Ingeborg Martin, Lillian Müller, Senta Berger,
Elisabeth Volkmann, Nadia Tiller, Charles Aznavour, Klaus Jürgen Wussow
u.a.) and a lot of magazine titles for magazines like "Neue Revue",
"Bunte" and more.
In 1987 Bruno Bernard died.