- 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.
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"
- 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