b.1927 - d.2009
Bob Willoughby was born in Los Angeles in 1927. He studied film at the USC Cinema Department and design with Saul Bass at the Kann Institute of Art. His first magazine assignments were with Harper's Bazaar in the early '50s.
Popular Photography called him "The man who virtually invented the photojournalistic motion picture still." His work was literally never out of print for one week during his 20-year career in films.
Some of the films that he worked on are: The Man With The Golden Arm, Raintree County, Saint Joan, Bonjour Tristesse, Green Mansions, Can Can, The Notorious Landlady, The Children's Hour, I Could Go On Singing, Paris When It Sizzles, My Fair Lady, The Great Race, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate, Rosemary's Baby, The Lion In Winter, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Catch 22, They Shoot Horses Don't They?, Klute, & The Cowboys.
His photographs are included in the collections of The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., The National Portrait Gallery in London, The National Media Museum, Bibliothéque Nationale de France, Musee de la Photographie, The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, The Museum of Modern Art, The Tate Gallery Collection, & The Musee de la Photographie et de l'Image.
Bob passed away on December 18, 2009 of cancer at his home in Vence, France. He was 82.