Lawrence Schiller, ‘Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti at the Academy Awards Dinner’, 1962, Heritage Auctions
Lawrence Schiller, ‘Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti at the Academy Awards Dinner’, 1962, Heritage Auctions
Lawrence Schiller, ‘Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti at the Academy Awards Dinner’, 1962, Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: Sheet measures 16;x 20 inches; unmounted; not framed; sheet is slightly undulating; pinhead sized indention marks extending from top to bottom on the left half, most noticebale in raking light.

Signature: Signed and editioned '10/35' in ink in margin recto; signed, dated and editioned in ink with the photographer's stamp on verso.

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

About Lawrence Schiller

The themes of celebrity and scandal anchor much of Lawrence Schiller’s diverse body of work, which spans from photography and nonfiction writing to directing Oscar-winning films including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and The Man Who Skied Down Everest (1972). Schiller achieved early success as a photojournalist, publishing photographs of movie stars, athletes, and politicians in magazines and newspapers worldwide. Schiller’s most iconic images capture a nude Marilyn Monroe filming a pool scene for the motion picture Something’s Got to Give, just a few months before her death in 1962. In addition to his memoir Marilyn & Me (2012), Schiller has published eleven books over the course of his career, many with his lifelong collaborator Norman Mailer.

American, b. 1936, Brooklyn, New York, based in Los Angeles, California