Beetles+Huxley

BOB WILLOUGHBY, Beetles+Huxley, 3-5 Swallow Street, London W1, until 4th October 2014

 BIG JAY MCNEELY, 1951 WILLOUGHBY, BOB (1927-2009) © Bob Willoughby/Beetles+Huxley


BIG JAY MCNEELY, 1951
WILLOUGHBY, BOB (1927-2009)
© Bob Willoughby/Beetles+Huxley

Bob Willoughby, as this exhibition shows first became known for his photographs of jazz musicians but in 1954 he was asked by Warner Brothers to photograph Judy Garland on the set of A Star Is Born, for Life Magazine and a new career beckoned giving him unprecedented access to the film sets.

AUDREY HEPBURN, 1953 WILLOUGHBY, BOB (1927-2009) © Bob Willoughby/Beetles+Huxley

AUDREY HEPBURN, 1953
WILLOUGHBY, BOB (1927-2009)
© Bob Willoughby/Beetles+Huxley

Over the next twenty years he photographed the making of films, including The Graduate, My Fair Lady and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and as the photographs show he was skilful in capturing the essence of the films he was working on. An innovative photographer he created many memorable images of stars such as Rock Hudson, Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman, Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn, Elvis Presley and Chet Baker which still beguile us today. His son Christopher said that he formed friendships with many of the stars, especially Audrey Hepburn and her family.

DUSTIN HOFFMAN, 1967 WILLOUGHBY, BOB (1927-2009) © Bob Willoughby/Beetles+Huxley

DUSTIN HOFFMAN, 1967
WILLOUGHBY, BOB (1927-2009)
© Bob Willoughby/Beetles+Huxley

VINCENT PRICE, 1958 WILLOUGHBY, BOB (1927-2009) © Bob Willoughby/Beetles+Huxley

VINCENT PRICE, 1958
WILLOUGHBY, BOB (1927-2009)
© Bob Willoughby/Beetles+Huxley

 

 

ELVIS PRESLEY AND SOPHIA LOREN, 1958 WILLOUGHBY, BOB (1927-2009) © Bob Willoughby/Beetles+Huxley

ELVIS PRESLEY AND SOPHIA LOREN, 1958
WILLOUGHBY, BOB (1927-2009)
© Bob Willoughby/Beetles+Huxley

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