Len Steckler

Len Steckler (May 6, 1928 – August 11, 2016) was an American photographer, illustrator, and filmmaker. Steckler was known for the artistry in back many well-known ad campaigns, including Pepsi Cola's "Refreshes Without Filling" illustrations in the 1950s, Noxzema's "Take it off — Take it all off" television commercials in the to come 1970s, and an ad featuring Joe Namath in Hanes pantyhose. In 2010, he usual widespread attention for the pardon of a back unknown series of photographs, entitled Marilyn Monroe: The Visit, which offered a candid glimpse of a 1961 act between Monroe and famed poet Carl Sandburg.

Steckler began his artistic career subsequent to painting. The youngest zealot of New York's Society of Illustrators, he painted illustrations for curt and serialized stories that appeared in leading magazines of the day. As photography gradually replaced illustration, however, Steckler segued to a full-time career as a photographer.

With major clients such as Pepsi Cola, Max Factor, Revlon, and Helena Rubinstein, Steckler's show was featured in magazines such as Ladies' Home Journal, McCall's, Playboy, and Look, and made the lid of publications such as Good Housekeeping (1962–66), The Saturday Evening Post (1962–66), Popular Photography (1961–68), and Camera (1968–71).

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