BOB WILLOUGHBY


About Bob Willoughby

Bob Willoughby was one of the leading photojournalists in the movie industry. Willoughby’s work captured a historic era of film, his images documenting intimate moments with the industry’s biggest stars and directors, on and off set. 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?” From the early 1950s onward, he covered the production of hundreds of films such as Rebel Without a Cause, The Man with the Golden Arm, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Raintree Country, and The Graduate.

Willoughby received numerous awards during his lifetime, and his work is housed in renowned museums worldwide. In December 2009, he passed away at his home in Vence in the South of France.
1.	Alfred Hitchcock next to the Grandfather clock on on the Universal Studios set of Marnie, 1964
The lion in Winter, 19671
Bob Willoughby, Barbara Streisand as an Arab princess, at the Beverly Hills Hotel, 1963 2
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Bob Willoughby, The New York City Ballet Theatre in rehearsal of Graduation Ball, 1952. Los Angeles4
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Dirk Bogarde musing to himself on the set of “I Could Go on Singing”, Shepperton Studios, UK, 1962
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Bob Willoughby, Romantic leading man in the 40's Charles Boyer still has it in 1953. Seznick Studios7
Bob Willoughby, Anne Bancroft cool and compose in the midst of wires and cables. The Graduate, 19678
Bob Willoughby, Montgomery Clift on the MGM film, Raintree Country, 1956
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