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.
Bert Stern (b. 1929) is 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 his portrait sitting
with Marilyn Monroe just six weeks before her death. Stern lives
and works in New York City.