Lawrence Schiller began his career as a photojournalist for Life magazine and the Saturday Evening Post. He has published numerous books, 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. He has also directed seven motion pictures and miniseries for television; The Executioner's Song and Peter the Great won five Emmys.


In an adaptation from his memoir, Marilyn and Me, photojournalist Lawrence Schiller remembers what the icon, who died 50 years ago today, meant to him. Plus, see some of Schiller’s revealing photos.

Norris Church Mailer died Sunday and her friend Lawrence Schiller offers his memories of their first meeting, how she tamed her legendary husband, Norman Mailer, and her great wit. PLUS, rare photos of the famous couple.

As a Utah man elects to be executed in a hail of gunfire, Lawrence Schiller recalls his last talks with condemned man Gary Gilmore and what he witnessed as Gilmore chose to die by firing squad.

The inside story of how the legendary author’s friends and family kept his literary legacy alive with the creation of The Norman Mailer Writers Colony at his cherished home in Provincetown. By Lawrence Schiller.

A new exhibit celebrates Lawrence Schiller’s most unforgettable photographs—from Lee Harvey Oswald’s arrest to O.J.’s acquittal, RFK’s cat nap to Marilyn’s skinny dip. View a gallery.