BOB WILLOUGHBY

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 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.

Both a star behind the camera and technical innovator in front of it, Willoughby's photographs were never out of print during his 20 year career in films. As a testament to this his photographs are currently held in permanent collections at the National Portrait Gallery in both London and Washington DC, as well as many other significant international photography institutions around the world.

DEAN MARTIN AND FRANK SINATRA, 1960 by BOB WILLOUGHBY (1927-2009) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

DEAN MARTIN AND FRANK SINATRA, 1960

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AUDREY HEPBURN, 1962 by BOB WILLOUGHBY (1927-2009) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

AUDREY HEPBURN, 1962

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RAT PACK, 1960 by BOB WILLOUGHBY (1927-2009) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

RAT PACK, 1960

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ELVIS PRESLEY AND SOPHIA LOREN, 1958 by BOB WILLOUGHBY (1927-2009) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

ELVIS PRESLEY AND SOPHIA LOREN, 1958

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THE SUMMIT MEETING, 1960 by BOB WILLOUGHBY (1927-2009) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

THE SUMMIT MEETING, 1960

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AUDREY HEPBURN, 1962 by BOB WILLOUGHBY (1927-2009) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

AUDREY HEPBURN, 1962

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FRANK SINATRA AND DEAN MARTIN, 1962 by BOB WILLOUGHBY (1927-2009) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

FRANK SINATRA AND DEAN MARTIN, 1962

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PETER O'TOOLE, 1962 by BOB WILLOUGHBY (1927-2009) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PETER O'TOOLE, 1962

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AUDREY HEPBURN, 1963 by BOB WILLOUGHBY (1927-2009) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

AUDREY HEPBURN, 1963

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BLAKE EDWARDS, 1964 by BOB WILLOUGHBY (1927-2009) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

BLAKE EDWARDS, 1964

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ALFRED HITCHCOCK, 1964 by BOB WILLOUGHBY (1927-2009) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

ALFRED HITCHCOCK, 1964

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ALFRED HITCHCOCK, 1964 by BOB WILLOUGHBY (1927-2009) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

ALFRED HITCHCOCK, 1964

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TONY CURTIS, 1964 by BOB WILLOUGHBY (1927-2009) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

TONY CURTIS, 1964

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NATALIE WOOD, 1964 by BOB WILLOUGHBY (1927-2009) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

NATALIE WOOD, 1964

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FRANK SINATRA, 1965 by BOB WILLOUGHBY (1927-2009) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

FRANK SINATRA, 1965

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PAUL SCOFIELD, 1966 by BOB WILLOUGHBY (1927-2009) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PAUL SCOFIELD, 1966

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ANNE BANCROFT AND DUSTIN HOFFMAN, 1967 by BOB WILLOUGHBY (1927-2009) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

ANNE BANCROFT AND DUSTIN HOFFMAN, 1967

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DUSTIN HOFFMAN AND KATHARINE ROSS, 1967 by BOB WILLOUGHBY (1927-2009) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

DUSTIN HOFFMAN AND KATHARINE ROSS, 1967

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DUSTIN HOFFMAN, 1967 by BOB WILLOUGHBY (1927-2009) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

DUSTIN HOFFMAN, 1967

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DUSTIN HOFFMAN, 1967 by BOB WILLOUGHBY (1927-2009) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

DUSTIN HOFFMAN, 1967

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