Thursday, October 30

Bob Willoughby

William Burroughs - Paris, 1962
Wikipedia - "Robert Hanley 'Bob' Willoughby (June 30, 1927, Los Angeles, California – 18 December 2009, Vence, France) was an American photographer. Popular Photography called him 'The man who virtually invented the photojournalistic motion picture still.' ... Between 1948 and 1954, his exhibitions of photographs of jazz musicians and dancers led to a contract with Globe Photos. Later, he worked for Harper's Bazaar magazine where his photographs illustrated arts and culture articles. His big break came when he was assigned by six magazines to photograph Judy Garland during the filming of A Star is Born (1954). ... Much of Willoughby's popularity stemmed from his ability to capture film stars in unguarded moments of repose and vulnerability."
Bob Willoughby
TIME: Bob Willoughby, Hollywood Photo Legend
YouTube: The Silver Age of Hollywood