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Lawrence Schiller to Present Sixty Iconic Photographs of the Sixties
“Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren, Los Angeles, CA, 1962”


NEW YORK, NY.- Legendary photographer, journalist and film director Lawrence Schiller will bring the Harrowing Sixties back to life when he opens an historic exhibit of his photography at Pop International Galleries on May 15.

“America in the Sixties & Marilyn Monroe” is made up of 60 photographs that provide a rare view of the culturally and politically tumultuous decade by one of the 20th Century’s leading social commentators. Each image documents pivotal moments in our nation’s history and includes portraits of such diverse figures as past presidents, movie stars, elite sportsmen and notorious criminals caught in candid and revealing moments. This is the first time the exhibit has been shown in the United States and will be open from May 15 through June. Images are available to collectors in limited editions, which have been reproduced as originally printed in color or silver gelatin and some select images in platinum.

This exhibit exemplifies Schiller’s reputation for being “at the right place at the right time” whenever a headline-making news event occurred. When the 1960 presidential election results came in and Richard Nixon lost, Schiller, then only 23 years old, was there to capture the future First Lady’s tears for Paris Match magazine. When, in 1962, Marilyn Monroe famously took off her clothes on the set of her last film, Schiller photographed her for Life magazine, and again for Life when Buster Keaton made his last appearance on a motion picture set. When, in 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald was captured after the assassination of JFK, interrogated, and two days later killed, Schiller was covering it for the Saturday Evening Post. When Muhammad Ali knocked out Floyd Patterson in ’65, Schiller caught it on film for Sport Magazine. When Tom Wolfe wrote the seminal book of the ’60s drug culture, “The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test”, there was Schiller covering the acid generation and the Merry Pranksters for Life. And so on.

“Several people have commented that I was in all these places when important things were taking place,” Schiller said. “When Marilyn Monroe decided to jump into a swimming pool with a bathing suit and come up with nothing on I was there, but 10 days later I was covering our astronauts preparing to go into space. I was a working journalist and now, my pictures have taken on important meanings that I never expected; all this brought on by history. History allowed my photographs to become the iconic images of our time.”

Schiller was born in 1936 in Brooklyn and grew up in San Diego. After attending Pepperdine College, he went to work for Life magazine, Paris Match and the Saturday Evening Post as a photojournalist. He published his first book, “LSD”, in 1966, followed by another 11, including W. Eugene Smith’s “Minamata” and Norman Mailer’s “Marilyn”. He collaborated with Albert Goldman on “Ladies and Gentleman, Lenny Bruce” and with Norman Mailer on “The Executioner’s Song” and “Oswald’s Tale”. From 1996 through 2002, Schiller published four books that became national bestsellers: “I Want to Tell You”, “American Tragedy”, “Perfect Murder, Perfect Town”, and “Into the Mirror”. All made the New York Times Bestseller List.

In the late 1970s, Schiller went on to become a producer and film director. When “The Executioner’s Song” won the Pulitzer Prize for Mailer, Schiller produced and directed the film of the same title. Two years later Schiller won an Emmy for “Peter the Great”, an eight-hour mini-series he executive produced and co-directed. Then came “American Tragedy”, “Perfect Murder, Perfect Town” and ‘Into the Mirror”, which he made into television mini-series for CBS. He has directed several motion pictures and mini-series for television and his films have received countless awards, including seven Emmys.

Pop International Galleries, aka “The Pop Gallery”, specializes in Pop Art and art and photography that is derived from or influenced by popular culture. Pop International Galleries is located at 473 West Broadway, New York, NY. Gallery hours are Monday to Saturday, 10am to 7pm; Sunday, 11am to 6pm; and by appointment.






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