Bob Willoughby

16th Sep 2014 - 4th Oct 2014

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16 September – 4 October 2014

Bob Willoughby received his first break in 1954 when Warner Brothers asked him to photograph Judy Garland on the set of A Star Is Born, for LIFE Magazine. Willoughby’s career went from strength to strength from that point on and he quickly became one of the most sought after photographers of his time.

Willoughby was the first ‘outside’ photographer employed by studios to document the making of films. His work forms a visual who’s who of cinema, rock and jazz music, theatre and dance over 20 years. He covered the making of over 100 films including The Graduate, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and My Fair Lady, and he had a unique ability to capture the individual essence of each film he documented. His sitters include Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Dustin Hoffman, Chet Baker, Elvis Presley and The Rat Pack.

Our exhibition will include iconic images of a multitude of stars from the 1950s and 60s, including Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft on the set of The Graduate, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra casually playing Blackjack at the Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, Audrey Hepburn between takes on the set of My Fair Lady, Chet Baker recording the music for My Funny Valentine and the great saxophonist Big Jay McNeely in concert.

 

Works

Peter O’toole Photographed At The Beverly Hills Hotel, 1962

Peter O’toole Photographed At The Beverly Hills Hotel, 1962

Bob Willoughby

Miles Davis, 1950

Miles Davis, 1950

Bob Willoughby

Big Jay Mcneely, 1951

Big Jay Mcneely, 1951

Bob Willoughby

Billie Holiday, 1952

Billie Holiday, 1952

Bob Willoughby

Chet Baker, 1953

Chet Baker, 1953

Bob Willoughby

Chet Baker, 1953

Chet Baker, 1953

Bob Willoughby

Chet Baker, 1953

Chet Baker, 1953

Bob Willoughby

Gerry Mulligan, 1953

Gerry Mulligan, 1953

Bob Willoughby

Audrey Hepburn, 1953

Audrey Hepburn, 1953

Bob Willoughby

Audrey Hepburn, 1953

Audrey Hepburn, 1953

Bob Willoughby

Audrey Hepburn, 1953

Audrey Hepburn, 1953

Bob Willoughby

Richard Burton, 1953

Richard Burton, 1953

Bob Willoughby

Vincente Minneli, 1954

Vincente Minneli, 1954

Bob Willoughby

James Dean, 1955

James Dean, 1955

Bob Willoughby

Frank Sinatra, 1955

Frank Sinatra, 1955

Bob Willoughby

Lee Marvin, 1956

Lee Marvin, 1956

Bob Willoughby

Rock Hudson, 1957

Rock Hudson, 1957

Bob Willoughby

Vincent Price, 1958

Vincent Price, 1958

Bob Willoughby

Audrey Hepburn, 1958

Audrey Hepburn, 1958

Bob Willoughby

Frank Sinatra, 1959

Frank Sinatra, 1959

Bob Willoughby

Audrey Hepburn, 1962

Audrey Hepburn, 1962

Bob Willoughby

Dean Martin And Frank Sinatra, 1960

Dean Martin And Frank Sinatra, 1960

Bob Willoughby

Rat Pack, 1960

Rat Pack, 1960

Bob Willoughby

The Summit Meeting, 1960

The Summit Meeting, 1960

Bob Willoughby

Elvis Presley And Sophia Loren, 1958

Elvis Presley And Sophia Loren, 1958

Bob Willoughby

Audrey Hepburn, 1962

Audrey Hepburn, 1962

Bob Willoughby

Frank Sinatra And Dean Martin, 1962

Frank Sinatra And Dean Martin, 1962

Bob Willoughby

Peter O’toole, 1962

Peter O’toole, 1962

Bob Willoughby

Audrey Hepburn, 1963

Audrey Hepburn, 1963

Bob Willoughby

Blake Edwards, 1964

Blake Edwards, 1964

Bob Willoughby

Alfred Hitchcock, 1964

Alfred Hitchcock, 1964

Bob Willoughby

Alfred Hitchcock, 1964

Alfred Hitchcock, 1964

Bob Willoughby

Tony Curtis, 1964

Tony Curtis, 1964

Bob Willoughby

Natalie Wood, 1964

Natalie Wood, 1964

Bob Willoughby

Frank Sinatra, 1965

Frank Sinatra, 1965

Bob Willoughby

Paul Scofield, 1966

Paul Scofield, 1966

Bob Willoughby

Anne Bancroft And Dustin Hoffman, 1967

Anne Bancroft And Dustin Hoffman, 1967

Bob Willoughby

Dustin Hoffman And Katharine Ross, 1967

Dustin Hoffman And Katharine Ross, 1967

Bob Willoughby

Dustin Hoffman, 1967

Dustin Hoffman, 1967

Bob Willoughby

Dustin Hoffman, 1967

Dustin Hoffman, 1967

Bob Willoughby

Katherine Ross, 1967

Katherine Ross, 1967

Bob Willoughby

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