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FILM PHOTOGRAPHER Bob Willoughby 1927-2004






PHOTOGRAPHER Bob Willoughby


“The man who virtually invented the photojournalistic motion picture still.”


Audrey Hepburn and George Cukor on the set of My Fair Lady, 1963

Audrey Hepburn and George Cukor on the set of My Fair Lady, 1963






Behind the Hollywood Scenes: Bob Willoughby Photography


Bob Willoughby Photography


112 set photos. Full bio.

His body of work, documenting this historic era of filmmaking, is unsurpassed. He captured with wonderful perception the most famous actors and directors of the time on and off the set, in unguarded moments of repose, vulnerability and high drama. He had a unique ability to capture what was essential to each film. Sydney Pollack said in the introduction to Bob’s autobiography: “Sometimes a filmmaker gets a look at a photograph taken on his own set and sees the ‘soul’ of his film in one still photograph. It’s rare, but it happens. It happened to me in 1969, the first time I looked at the work of Bob Willoughby during the filming of They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?.”




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