After the success of the Marylyn Monroe & America in the 1960s in big world galleries, the one-man show of the legendary US photographer Lawrence Schiller arrived to Bulgaria. From November 30 to December 15 in the National Gallery for Foreign Art, the connoisseurs of photographic art got acquainted with over 60 works of Schillerís, which have preserved for history the images of popular actors, musicians and politicians including: Marylyn Monroe, Robert Kennedy, Barbra Streisand, Muhammad Ali, Alfred Hitchcock, †Richard Nixon, Betty Davies, Martin Luther King, Sophia Loren and other personalities from the 1960s who had contributed in their own way to the development of world history.
Lawrence Schiller visited Bulgaria for the official opening of the Marylyn Monroe & America in the 1960s exhibition. It had a remarkable international success in the cities it was shown, including New York, Duesseldorf, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Beijing.
The photo session of Marylyn Monroe is one of the most famous series of snapshots by Lawrence Schiller. At the will of destiny, it is Schiller who took to the tape the last days of the actress at the shooting cite of Something Has Got to Give (1962), which remained unfinished.
Schiller has also taken moments of the last flight during the election campaign of Democratic Partyís presidential nominee Robert Kennedy in 1968. The photographer has also made a photo of the most famous rifle in the US history in a plan, which distinguishes his gift of photographer from all other snapshots of the gun, which had taken the life of the President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Lawrence Schiller was born on December 28, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York. He is a laureate of the Amy Award of the Academy of Television Art and Science and of several prizes awarded by the US National Press Photographers Association.