photographers Bernard (Bruno) of Hollywood (D)

artwork infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

  • Bruno Bernard, Sofia Loren, 1958/61
  • Bruno Bernard, Sofia Loren, 1958/61

    Bruno Bernard, Sofia Loren, Vintage 1958/61, stamped: Copyright Bernard of Hollywood, Palm Springs, 19 x 24 cm, silvergelatine, please contact gallery for price

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  • Bruno Bernard, Jayne Mansfield and manager, 50ties
  • Bruno Bernard, Jayne Mansfield and manager, 50ties

    Bruno Bernard, Jayne Mansfield and manager, Vintage 50ties, stamped: Please Credit Bernard of Hollywood, Nevada and titled byhand on verso, 18 x 24 cm, silvergelatine, please contact gallery for price

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  • Bruno Bernard, Anita Ekberg, 1956
  • Bruno Bernard, Anita Ekberg, 1956

    Bruno Bernard, Anita Ekberg, Vintage 1956, Mongramm and stamp: Copyright Bruno Bernard, Palm Springs and directory informations with handwritten title on verso, 19 x 24 cm, silvergelatine, please contact gallery for price

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  • Bruno Bernard, Lorraine Crawford, 1945
  • Bruno Bernard, Lorraine Crawford, 1945

    Bruno Bernard, Lorraine Crawford, 19 x 24 cm, 1945, Vintage, color Print, stamped: Copyright Bruno Bernard, Palm Springs and titled by hand, please contact gallery for price

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  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, 1946
  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, 1946

    Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, 1946, Vintage, signed in front, chocolate advertsement, color print, 34,5 x 27 cm, good condition, very small handlings creases just to be seen under raking light, stamped with in focus collection stamp, provenience: all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe portrait, 1953-54
  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe portrait, 1953-54

    Bruno Bernard, Vintage, 1953-54, Marilyn Monroe portrait, 25 x 20,5 cm, Silvergelatine, stamped: copyright Bruno Bernard and stamp 20th century fox, some creases and handling marks on the paper, stamped with in focus collection stamp, provenience: all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe wearing evening dress, 1949/50
  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe wearing evening dress, 1949/50

    Bruno Bernard, Vintage, 1949-50, silvergelatine, printed before 1987, Marilyn Monroe wearing evening dress, 23,7 x 18,5 cm, stamped: copyright Bruno Bernard, good condition, two small preassures only be seen under raking light, stamped with in focus collection stamp, provenience: all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe portrait, 1948-49
  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe portrait, 1948-49

    Bruno Bernard, Vintage, 1948-49, printed before 1987, Marilyn Monroe portrait, 25,5 x 20,3 cm, silvergelatine, good condition, stamped with in focus collection stamp, provenience: all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, 7 year itch, 1954
  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, 7 year itch, 1954

    Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, 7 year itch, 1954 printed later, before 1987, 30,7 x 22,1 cm, silvergelatine, signed in negative, very good condition, stamped with in focus collection stamp, provenience: all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe with guitar, 1953
  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe with guitar, 1953

    Bruno Bernard, Vintage, Marilyn Monroe with guitar, 1953 Vintage, 24,5 x 20,7 cm, stamped verso Geo A. Posner enterprises, California, several creases and folds on the paper, stamped with in focus collection stamp, provenience: all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe first professional sitting, 1946
  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe first professional sitting, 1946

    Bruno Bernard, Vintage, 1946, Marilyn Monroes first professional sitting, 3 stamps verso, 2 x Bernard of Hollywood, Las Vegas, 1 stamp copyright Bernard of Hollywood, on verso annotated by the artist for publishing, some small pressure marks on the paper, stamped with in focus collection stamp, provenience: all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, 1950
  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, 1950

    Bruno Bernard, 1950, printed before 1987, Marilyn Monroe, 23,8 x 10,5 cm, stamped copyright Bernard of Hollywood, slighte traces of usage, stamped verso with in focus collection stamp, provenience: all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe with Sam Shaw, 1953-54
  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe with Sam Shaw, 1953-54

    Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe with Sam Shaw, Vintage 1953-54, 25 x 20,5 cm, silvergelatine,verso stamped: Copyright Bernard of Hollywood, Palm Springs, CA, 3 small preassure marks and slight traces of usage, stamped with in focus collection stamp, provenience: all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe and dog, 1946
  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe and dog, 1946

    1. Bruno Bernard, Vintage, 1946, 24 x 19,5 cm, gelatine silver print, good condition, signature in the negative, provenience: all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.

    2. Bruno Bernard, printed before 1987, 23,6 x 18,3 cm, gelatine silver print, good condition provenience: all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Bruno Bernard, Monroe pin up collage, 1985
  • Bruno Bernard, Monroe pin up collage, 1985

    Bruno Bernard, Monroe pin up collage, 20,2 x 25,2 cm 1985, Vintage printed before 1987, RC paper, stamped verso: © Bernard of Hollywood, Palm Springs CA, good condition, stamped with in focus collection stamp, provenience: all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Making the grade, 1940
  • Bruno Bernard, Making the grade, 1940

    1. Bruno Bernard, Vintage, 1940, "Making the grade",18 x 13 cm, gelatine silver print , perfect condition, all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.

    2. Bruno Bernard, printed before 1987, "Making the grade",23,3 x 18 cm, gelatine silver print, perfect condition, verso stamped with Bruno Bernard "Making the grade", all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, 1952
  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, 1952

    Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe,1952/Vintage, 24 x 18 cm, silvergelatine, good condition, stamped with in focus collection stamp, provenience: all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe young portrait, 1946
  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe young portrait, 1946

    Bruno Bernard, Vintage, 1946, Marilyn Monroe young portrait , 24, 4 cm x 18,1 cm, stamped verso: copyright Bernard of Hollywood, Las Vegas, Nevada, some small pressure marks on the paper, good condition, provenience: all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe contact collage, 1985
  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe contact collage, 1985

    Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, contact collage, Vintage/ 1985, 25,3 x 20,3 cm, from the shooting 7 year itch "flying skirt", verso stamped: Globe Photos, NYC, handwritten: Bernard and "out at lu peer custom lab", silvergelatine, some small creases, stamped with in focus collection stamp, provenience: all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe with umbrella, 1987
  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe with umbrella, 1987

    Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe with umbrella, printed before 1987, 23,5 x 18 cm, silvergelatine, retouched spot,handling crease, good condition, stamped copyright by Bruno Bernard, provenience: all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, cover shooting, 1987
  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, cover shooting, 1987

    Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, cover shooting, 24,2 x 19,2 cm, printed before 1987, silvergelatine, good condition, stamped with in focus collection stamp, provenience: all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, Miss San Diego, 1987
  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, Miss San Diego, 1987

    Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, Miss San Diego, 20,5 x 25,4 cm, printed before 1987, 24 x 18 cm, silvergelatine, good condition, stamped with in focus collection stamp, provenience: all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe with her favourite photographer, 1954
  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe with her favourite photographer, 1954

    Bruno Bernard, Vintage, 1954 printed before 1987, Marilyn Monroes with her favourite photographer, stamped verso, copyright Bernard of Hollywood, on verso handwritten titled " M.M. with her reporter Sid Skolsky 1954", some small pressure marks on the paper, stamped with in focus collection stamp, provenience: all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe crying after divorce, 1954
  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe crying after divorce, 1954

    Bruno Bernard,1954, printed before 1987, Marilyn Monroe crying after divorce by Joe DiMaggio 23,7 x 18,2 cm, perfect condition, stamped with in focus collection stamp, provenience: all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, Raquet Club, 1948-49
  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, Raquet Club, 1948-49

    Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, Raquet club, 30,5 x 23,6 cm, 1948- 1949, printed before 1987, silvergelatine, verso stamped copyright by Bernard of Hollywood, Palm Springs, CA, good condition, stamped with in focus collection stamp, provenience: all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, 1946
  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, 1946

    Bruno Bernard, Vintage, 1946, silvergelatine, printed before 1987, 30,5 cm x 23,6 cm, stamped verso: copyright Bernard of Hollywood, Palm Springs, CA, good condition, provenience: all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, layout, 1986
  • Bruno Bernard, Marilyn Monroe, layout, 1986

    Bruno Bernard, 1986, Vintage, Marilyn Monroe, silvergelatine, layout for title " Bernard of Hollywood - Requiem for Marilyn, 20 x 25,4 cm, signature in the negative, some small pressure marks on the paper, good condition, provenience: all photographs are from Bruno Bernards private archive, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Bruno Bernard, contactsheet, 1954
  • Bruno Bernard, contactsheet, 1954

    Bernard of Hollywood, 1954/Vintage, contactsheet of „7 year itch" with famous „Flying Skirt", probably unique, silvergelatine, 25,3 x 20,3 cm, stamped on verso: GLOBE PHOTOS, NYC, written by hand: "Bernard" and "out at Lu Peer Custom Lab", numbers.
    Some small traces of usage and small scatches and small folds. Please ask gallery for price.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Barbara Browning, actress, model, 40ties
  • Bruno Bernard, Barbara Browning, actress, model, 40ties

    Bruno Bernard, Barbara Browning, actress, model, Vintage 40ties, stamped with Bernards Hollywood address and in focus collection stamp.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Jo Jordan, actress, model, 40ties
  • Bruno Bernard, Jo Jordan, actress, model, 40ties

    Bruno Bernard, Jo Jordan, actress, model, Vintage 40ties, stamped with Bernards Hollywood address and in focus collection stamp.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Laurette Luez II, actress, 40ties
  • Bruno Bernard, Laurette Luez II, actress, 40ties

    Bruno Bernard, Laurette Luez II, actress, Vintage 40ties, stamped with Bernards Hollywood address and in focus collection stamp.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Laurette Luez, actress, 40ties
  • Bruno Bernard, Laurette Luez, actress, 40ties

    Bruno Bernard, Laurette Luez, actress, Vintage40ties, stamped with in focus collection stamp.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Pat Hall, actress, 40ties
  • Bruno Bernard, Pat Hall, actress, 40ties

    Bruno Bernard, Pat Hall, actress, Vintage 40ties, stamped with Bernards Hollywood address and in focus collection stamp.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Sandra Spence, actress, 40ties
  • Bruno Bernard, Sandra Spence, actress, 40ties

    Bruno Bernard, Sandra Spence, actress, Vintage 40ties, stamped with in focus collection stamp.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Lorraine Crwford, actress, 40ties
  • Bruno Bernard, Lorraine Crwford, actress, 40ties

    Bruno Bernard, Lorraine Crawford, actress, Vintage 40ties, stamped with Bernards Hollywood address and in focus collection stamp.

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  • Bruno Bernard, Barbara Nichols, actress, 40ties
  • Bruno Bernard, Barbara Nichols, actress, 40ties

    Bruno Bernard, Barbara Nichols, actress, Vintage 40ties, stamped with Bernards Hollywood address and in focus collection stamp.

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biography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

- prices for Vintage prints: 500 € - 3500 €, later prints (before 1987) 400 - 2000 € -

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 hundrets of magazines and in several books. Bruno Bernard died in 1987.

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.

The in focus Galerie owns a hugh number of the rare Vintage photographs from the 40ties till the 60ties. There are photographs with celebrities like Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren, Jane Russell, Jayne Mansfield, Tony Curtis, Monique van Vooren, Joan Crawford, Spencer Tracey, Yul Brunner, Gregory Peck, John Wayne, Clark Gable, Bob Hope, Rita Hayworth, Orson Wells, Stewart Granger, Errol Flynn, Gary Grant, Lily St. Cyr and a sensationel collection of photographs with Marilyn Monroe and a lot of Bernards well known Pin Up photographs. On this page, you will find only a small selection.

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.

No doubt, Bernard of Hollywood can be mentioned as the dicoverer of Marylin Monroe.
B. Bernard left Hollywood in the 60ties 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.

Also from this time the in focus gallery owns a lot of original photographs. If you are interested, please contact gallery. 1987 Bruno Bernard died.

shows infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

numerous exhibitions and exhibition participation world-wide included in the New Yorker Museums of Modern Art and in the Internationally Center Of Photography (ICP)

2011 in focus gallery, Cologne, Germany "PIN-UPs"
2009 in focus gallery, Cologne, Germany "Marilyn Monroe"
2006 Cologne Fine Art with in focus gallery
2005 in focus gallery, Cologne, Germany "Glamour + Stars"

bibliography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

- Pin-ups: a Step Beyond, Bernard of Hollywood, Los Angeles 1950
- Figure Photography, Vol. 6, 1956
- Israel, Bernard's Photographic Impressions, Tel Aviv, 1964
- Liebelei mit der Kamera, Bonn 1986
- Schönheit war ihr Schicksal, Glanz und Elend der Covergilrs, München 1981
- Requiem for Marilyn, The Kensal Press, Abbotsbrook 1986
- Bernard of Hollywood´s Marilyn, St. Martin´s Press, New York 1993
- Bernard of Hollywood Pin-ups: Blondes!, Time Warner, New York 1997
- Bernard of Hollywood Pin-ups: Brunettes!, Time Warner, New York 1997
- Bernard of Hollywood Pin-ups: Redheads!, Time Warner, New York 1997
- Bernard of Hollywood, Taschen, Köln 2002, Bruno Bernard - Bernard of Hollywood