Like a great deal of customers at general stores, I take a gander at the magazine shows while holding up in line to look at. As of late I was excited to see an ongoing release to LIFE’s Great Photographers Series: Remembering Audrey 15 Years Later with photos by Bob Willoughby.
In my survey of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” I suggested this conversation starter: Was there ever an entertainer who joined these four ageless characteristics excellence, style, elegance and lowliness better than Audrey Hepburn? My answer was basically, I think not.
You better trust I purchased a duplicate of Remembering Audrey quicker than a solitary heartbeat, and stay a superior individual for having done as such.
Willoughby was conceived in Los Angeles-the city of the stars-and started taking pictures when he was 12. He was acceptable, generally excellent, and best depicted as a wonder. In 1953, when he was 26, he would be alloted to photo a forthcoming prospective on-screen character, Audrey Hepburn. The aftereffect of their gathering would deliver one of his best connections, both as a picture taker and a companion.
Willoughby spearheaded the job of the “unique” picture taker to take formal exposure shots and candids of the stars Hollywood’s exposure offices needed to advance. He was credited by Popular Photography magazine as the man “who for all intents and purposes created the photojournalistic film still.”
The pictures that you recollect of James Dean, Frank Sinatra, Richard Burton, Peter O’Toole and Audrey Hepburn among many others were for the most part crafted by Bob Willoughby. The entirety of the significant magazines of the day-LIFE, Look, Saturday Evening Post and Harper’s Bazaar-distributed his work.
Willoughby’s manifestations effortlessness the shows in excess of 500 galleries in excess of 50 nations around the globe.
At the point when first gathering Audrey, Willoughby stated, “She grasped my hand and amazed me with a grin that God intended to dissolve mortal men’s hearts.
“The astonishing moment contact she constantly made was a striking blessing, and I know from conversing with others that it was felt by all who met her.”
Audrey had established a major connection with the studio metal in the 1953 William Wyler film “Roman Holiday”. She won an Oscar for Best Actress as Princess Ann in her film debut playing inverse Gregory Peck.
In the following 15 years, she would be assigned for 4 Best Actress Oscars for her work as Sabrina Fairchild in “Sabrina” (1954), Sister Luke in “The Nun’s Story” (1959), Holly Golightly in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961), and Susy Hendrix in “Hold up Until Dark” (1967).
She likewise won a Golden Globe for Best Drama Actress in Roman Holiday and had an extra 6 Golden Globe assignments as Best Actress. Lesser known is the way that Audrey was one of only a handful not many performers to have won an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony Award just as an Oscar.
Sway Willoughby’s formal and open photos of Audrey Hepburn will stand the trial of time as probably the best at any point taken of a lady and an on-screen character. He said that Audrey never took an awful photo, or even a fair one.
“She could sit alongside an old stepping stool on the set and look fabulous,” said Willoughby. With structures by Hubert de Givenchy, the world’s most crushing lady wore the world’s most crushing designs.
She turned into the most beguiling, incapacitating, inside and out well disposed and magnetic hotshot ever to effortlessness a Hollywood creation. As per Willoughby, everybody loved Audrey and stayed faithful to her. The best chiefs and the world’s most noteworthy architects tried to work with her.
It was said that every last bit of her driving men began to look all starry eyed at her, including Gregory Peck, William Holden, Anthony Perkins, Rex Harrison and Albert Finney.