Bob WILLOUGHBY

Born 1927 in Los Angeles in America. Willoughby began photography at the age of 12, with a camera given to him as a birthday present from his father. After graduating from high school, he studied under Hollywood photographers and practiced his skill with local jazz musicians. He studied cinema at night at the USC Cinema Department and design at the Kahn Institute of Art. Over the next 30 years he photographed still images of more than 100 films, such as "My Fair Lady", "From Here to Eternity", "A Star Is Born", "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", and "The Graduate", providing them to globally known magazines such as "Life" and "Vogue".

Books including "The Platinum Years" (1974), "The Hollywood Special" (1993), and "Jazz: Body and Soul" (2012) are available for collections of his photographs. His works are displayed in museums of many countries. Willoughby passed away at his home in Vence, south of France, in December of 2009 at the age of 82.

 


Taylor, Elizabeth, 1956
Elizabeth Taylor throws a dressing gown over her costume on the MGM set of "Raintree County," 1956.
(A004)

1956 (Printed in 1985)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby

Farrow, Mia, 1967
Mia Farrow perched long-legged on the scaffolding of the Paramount set for "Rosemary's Baby," 1967.
(A007)

1967 (Printed in 1978)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Initialed by Bob Willoughby, stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby

Monroe, Marilyn, 1960
Marilyn Monroe lost in her own thoughts on set of "Let's Make Love," 1960.
(A013)

1960 (Printed in 1984)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed and initialed by Bob Willoughby


Seberg, Jean, 1956
Jean Seberg in NYC's Central Park after she won the title role in Otto Preminger's film "Saint Joan," 1956.
(A015)

1962 (Printed in 1984)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Initialed by Bob Willoughby, stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby

Garland, Judy, 1954
Judy Garland dressed as a tramp for the "Lose That Long Face" sequence in "A Star Is Born," Warner Bros., 1953.
(A017)

1954 (Printed in 1978)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed and initialed by Bob Willoughby, stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby

O'Toole, Peter, 1962
Peter O'Toole at the Beverly Hills Hotel on his first trip to Hollywood after filming "Lawrence of Arabia," 1962.
(A035)

1962 (Printed in 1984)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Initialed by Bob Willoughby, stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby


O'Toole, Peter, 1967
Peter O'Toole as Henry in "The Lion in Winter," Montmajour Abbey, France, 1967.
(A037)

1967 (Printed in 1984)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Initialed by Bob Willoughby, stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby

Hoffman, Dustin, 1967
Dustin Hoffman checks the lines with the script supervisor on set of "The Graduate," Paramount Studios, 1967.
(A062)

1967 (Printed in 1986)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed by Bob Willoughby

Bancroft, Anne, 1967 Anne Bancroft seen through the louvres of a French blind, on set of "The Graduate," Paramount Studios, 1967. (A065)
(A013)

1967 (Printed in 1984)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed and initialed by Bob Willoughby


Ross, Katharine, 1967
Portrait of Katharine Ross in her Paramount dressing room during "The Graduate," 1967.
(A068)

1967 (Printed in 1986)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed and initialed by Bob Willoughby

Hoffman & Ross, 1967
Katharine Ross and Dustin Hoffman running away from the church at the end of "The Graduate," Paramount Studios, 1967.
(A070)

1967 (Printed in 2001)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Initialed by Bob Willoughby, stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby

Hudson, Rock, 1957
Rock Hudson trying to type in his trailer, but the fans are a bit distracting. On location in Grado, Italy for "A Farewell to Arms," 1957.
(A080)

1951
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Signed and initialed by Bob Willoughby


Hepburn, Audrey, 1962
Audrey Hepburn on set of "Paris When It Sizzles" at Boulogne Studios in Paris, 1962.
(A086)

1962 (Printed in 2004)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby

Hepburn, Audrey, 1953
On her first trip to Hollywood after finishing "Roman Holiday," Audrey Hepburn is photographed in the Portrait Gallery of Paramount Studios by Bud Fraker, 1953.
(A093)

1953 (Printed in 1988)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed and initialed by Bob Willoughby

Bogarde, Dirk, 1962
Dirk Bogarde musing to himself on the set of "I Could Go on Singing," Shepperton Studios, UK, 1962. (Movie title started out being "The Lovely Stage")
(A099)

1962 (Printed in 1999)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby


Wood, Natalie, 1964
Deliciously attractive Natalie Wood in rehearsal on "The Great Race," Warner Bros. Studios, 1964.
(A103)

1964 (Printed in 1978)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Initialed by Bob Willoughby, stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby

Burton, Richard, 1965
Richard Burton teaching his daughter Kate to fish on location in Northampton, Massachusetts for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", 1965.
(A107)

1965
Vintage gelatin silver print
11×14in.
Stamped

Taylor, Elizabeth, 1956
Elizabeth Taylor portrait in white dress on MGM set of "Raintree County," 1956.
(A108)

1956 (Printed in 1995)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed by Bob Willoughby


Dean, James, 1955
James Dean going over his script on the Warner Bros. set of "Rebel Without a Cause," 1955.
(A110)

1955 (Printed in 1991)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Initialed by Bob Willoughby, stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby

Hepburn, Audrey, 1958
Audrey Hepburn visits her pet deer Ip on the MGM set of "Green Mansions," 1958.
(A113)

1958 (Printed in 1993)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed by Bob Willoughby

Hepburn, Audrey, 1962
Photographed for French Vogue, Audrey Hepburn on set of "Paris When It Sizzles" at Boulogne Studios in Paris, 1962.
(A119)

1962 (Printed in 2004)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Initialed by Bob Willoughby, stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby


Hepburn, Audrey, 1953
Audrey Hepburn getting into a car after her first photo shoot at Paramount, having recently finished her first film "Roman Holiday," 1953.
(A120)

1953 (Printed in 2004)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Initialed by Bob Willoughby, stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby

Wayne, John, 1971
Taken on set of "The Cowboys," John Wayne as the American icon of the West, Warner Bros., 1971. This black and white image was the cover of LIFE magazine, January 28, 1972.
(A121B)

1971 (Printed in 2001)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby

Hitchcock, Alfred, 1964
Alfred Hitchcock, the famous "profile" on the set of "Marnie" at Universal Studios, 1964.
(A141)

1964 (Printed in 2001)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Initialed by Bob Willoughby, stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby


Lean, David, 1969
Director David Lean on location in Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland, for "Ryan's Daughter," 1969.
(A144)

1969 (Printed in 1984
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed and initialed by Bob Willoughby

Lester, Richard, 1967
Richard Lester on set of "Petulia" in San Francisco, 1967.
(A145)

1967 (Printed in 1984)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed and initialed by Bob Willoughby

Edwards, Blake, 1964
Director Blake Edwards makes a direct hit on Natalie Wood with a cream pie, on set of "The Great Race," 1964.
(A154)

1964 (Printed in 1985)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Initialed by Bob Willoughby, stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby


Hepburn, Audrey, 1963
Audrey Hepburn and director George Cukor chat after filming has finished for the day, on the Covent Garden set of "My Fair Lady," 1963.
(A160)

1963 (Printed in 1985)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Initialed by Bob Willoughby, stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby

Burton, Richard, 1953
Close portrait of Richard Burton in his 20th Century Fox Studios dressing room during filming of "The Desert Rats," 1953.
(A169)

1953 (Printed in 1984)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed and initialed by Bob Willoughby

Streisand, Barbra, 1963
Barbra Streisand sitting on her husband Elliott Gould's shoulders in the Beverly Hills Hotel pool, 1963.
(A172)

1963 (Printed in 1984)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed and initialed by Bob Willoughby


Streisand, Barbra, 1963
Close portrait of Barbra Streisand at the Beverly Hills Hotel, 1963.
(A183)

1963 (Printed in 2001)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby

Sinatra, Frank, 1959
Frank Sinatra sitting in the open doorway on the 20th Century Fox Studios soundstage, during filming of "Can-Can," 1959.
(A194)

1959 (Printed in 2001)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed and initialed by Bob Willoughby

Novak, Kim, 1955
Kim Novak on the RKO set of "The Man with the Golden Arm," 1955.
(A202)

1955 (Printed in 1979)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby


Taylor & Burton, 1965
Elizabeth Taylor screaming at Richard Burton in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", Warner Bros. Studios, 1965.
(A212)

1965 (Printed in 1984)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed by Bob Willoughby

Taylor, Elizabeth, 1965
Elizabeth Taylor on the Warner Bros. set of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", 1965.
(A213)

1965 (Printed in 1979)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed and initialed by Bob Willoughby, stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby

Lemmon, Jack, 1966
Jack Lemmon quietly smokes his cigar on the Columbia Studios set of "Luv," 1966.
(A214)

1966 (Printed in 1978)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed and initialed by Bob Willoughby, stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby


Holden, William, 1962
William Holden waits for his entrance on "Paris When It Sizzles," Boulogne Studios, Paris, 1962.
(A221)

1962 (Printed in 1987)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Initialed by Bob Willoughby, stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby

Hudson, Rock, 1954
Rock Hudson in his Universal Studios dressing room for "One Desire," 1954.
(A222)

1954 (Printed in 1981)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed and initialed by Bob Willoughby

MacLaine, Shirley, 1959
Shirley MacLaine watching the dance rehearsal for "Can-Can" (reflected in mirror), 20th Century Fox, 1959.
(A223)

1959 (Printed in 1995)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed by Bob Willoughby


Hepburn, Audrey, 1953
Audrey Hepburn in her hotel room in L.A., on her first trip to Hollywood after filming "Roman Holiday," 1953.
(A226)

1953 (Printed in 1999)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Initialed by Bob Willoughby, stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby

Loren, Sophia, 1958 Sophia Loren surrounded by other actresses' dress forms in the Paramount Studios Wardrobe Department, 1958. She was working on the film "Black Orchid."
(A242)

1958 (Printed in 1987)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Initialed by Bob Willoughby, stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby

Curtis, Tony, 1964
Tony Curtis profile with pipe on Warner Bros. set of "The Great Race," 1964.
(A255)

1964 (Printed in 1985)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed and initialed by Bob Willoughby


Seberg, Jean, 1956
Jean Seberg by the banks of the Loire River in France, where she made a pilgrimmage to the places that Joan of Arc lived and died in, just before she made the film "Saint Joan," 1956.
(A265)

1956 (Printed in 1982)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed and initialed by Bob Willoughby

Seberg, Jean, 1957
Jean Seberg at Maxime's Restaurant in Paris during filming of "Bonjour Tristesse," 1957.
(A283)

1957 (Printed in 1996)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby

Seberg, Jean, 1957
Jean Seberg reading paper in bed, during filming of "Bonjour Tristesse" in France, 1957.
(A284)

1957 (Printed in 1996)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed and initialed by Bob Willoughby


Davis, Miles, 1950
Miles Davis resting backstage at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, 1950.
(W248)

1950 (Printed in 1994)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Initialed by Bob Willoughby, stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby

McNeely, Big Jay (concert), 1951
Big Jay McNeely driving the crowd into a frenzy at his concert at Olympic Auditorium; Los Angeles, 1951. (Note: photo caption says 1953, but it's 1951)
(W258)

1951 (Printed in 1985)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Initialed by Bob Willoughby, stamped and signed by Christopher Willoughby

Armstrong, Louis, 1956
Louis Armstrong on the stairs at MGM between takes on "High Society," 1956.
(W264)

1956 (Printed in 1978)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed and initialed by Bob Willoughby


Baker, Chet, 1953
Chet Baker resting after a recording session with Gerry Mulligan, Los Angeles, 1953.
(W266)

1953 (Printed in 1990)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed and initialed by Bob Willoughby

Holiday, Billie, 1952
Billie Holiday singing her plaintive songs at the Tiffany Club, Los Angeles, 1952. (Note: photo caption says 1951, but file and other sources say 1952)
(W272)

1951 (Printed in 2001)
Gelatin silver print
12×16 in.
Ed.200
Signed and initialed by Bob Willoughby

 


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Exhibitions
2014
No.253)    Charm of Gelatin Silver Prints V    8/20 - 8/30


2013
No.242)    Bob WILLOUGHBY Photo Exhibition -Hollywood Special-    11/13 - 11/23