His eye for the bankable behind-the-scenes story, and personal treatment of his subjects, made Bob Willoughby one of the most successful magazine photographers in the United States.
Living in Hollywood, his first assignments were generally centred around the world of film making. One of the first of these was with a young actress named Audrey Hepburn, the fresh-faced star of William Wyler's 1953 film, 'Roman Holiday', and this intimate collection of photographs maps the friendship that developed between the photographer and the woman that so enchanted him.
As Willoughby's career took off so did Audrey's, his lens capturing her rise to iconic status from behind the closed-set doors of films such as 'Green Mansions', 'The Children's Hour', 'Paris When It Sizzles' and 'My Fair Lady'. Bob also recorded cherished personal moments between Audrey, husband Mel Ferrer and son Sean, as well as the succession of animals that became part of her extended family. As only such a personal anthology could, Willoughby's photographs capture Audrey's natural, unaffected joie de vivre, and add another dimension to an on-screen personal that had the power to touch the hearts of everybody who saw her perform.
- Publication Date:
- 22 / 11 / 2004
- 243 x 310mm