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THE UNIQUE AND EROTIC EXCELLENCE OF HELMUT BERGER by HELMUT NEWTON

Appreciating the unique and Outstandingly erotic Excellence of German actor and writer Helmut Berger, as photographed by His Excellency Helmut Newton, standing before a mirrored fireplace, admiring his reflection, in Beverly Hills in 1984 . Berger, a muse of Italian director Luchino Visconti (star of the films The Damned and Ludwig, about the “mad” King Ludwig II of Bavaria), is also Excellently bisexual (a former lover of Marisa Berenson as well of, reportedly, Mick and Bianca Jagger, and many other rock stars of the 70s and 80s) and is the only man ever shot nude by Newton.  “I was never interested in naked men,” the legendary photographer once told the journalist Joel Stratte-McClure. “I’ve done quite a lot of nudes of myself. When I’m in a hotel room and bored I’ll get a camera and shoot myself in the mirror. But I haven’t shown many and I”m getting a bit old for that.”    

Pinkish Narcissus: His Excellency Helmut Berger, as photographed by His Excellency Helmut Newton in Beverly Hills, 1984.

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