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The Rolling Stones photographed outside the very famous Tin Pan Alley Members Club 1963 by Terry O’Neill – BUY NOW!

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David Bowie Diamond Dogs photoshoot 1975 photographed by Terry O’Neill

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The beautiful Audrey Hepburn in the South of France 1953 photographed by Bob Willoughby (sold to a celebrity)

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Bob Willoughby RIP

Lord Evans, Bob Willoughby and Richard Evans

We are deeply saddened to hear that our very good friend and iconic photographer Bob Willoughby has passed away last Friday after a short illness at the age of 82. Earlier this year in June I took a flight over to France to specifically see Bob to hear how he was keeping and to update him on with all the good news happening at Legende Celebrity Art, he was on top form and as always bright as a button! Bob was always so incredibly supportive and interested in how things were developing  at Legende and so very professional to work with . His lovely wife Dorothy prepared a fantastic lunch for us at their beautiful home near Cannes. Bob, I and my father David chatted away and asked all sorts of questions about his career which was fascinating. He offered to take a portrait of my eldest daughter as he spotted she was so photogenic. Just a few days ago I received a personally signed calendar from Bob and Dorothy sending me their good wishes and luck for the coming years. Bob mentioned he was poorly to me a few weeks back and asked if there was anything he could do to help me. We had talked about some video interviews as we have done with our other friends Terry O’Neill and John Wright, to document to the experiences he had with each celebrity he photographed but unfortunatly it couldnt happen.

Bob Willoughby had an incredible career photographing the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Dean Martin, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Kim Novak, Jean Seburg, Ann Bancroft, Mia Farrow, Shirley MacLaine, Tony Curtis, Peter O’Toole, Katherine Hepburn, Julie Andrews, Dirk Bogarde, Natalie Wood, Oliver Reed, Jane Fonda, Richard Burton, Timothy Dalton, Barbra Streisand, The Rat Pack, Deborah Kerr, Gregory Peck, Sir Alfred Hitchcock, Montgomery Clift, David Lean, Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, Sylvester Stallone, Robert Mitchum, Sammy Davis Jr, Richard Chamberlain, Jack Lemmon, Sean Connery, Lee Marvin, John Wayne, Van Johnson, Susanna York, and Candice Bergen.

I bought this photograph from Bob for my own private collection as its one of my favourites and only 3 ever printed in total of Audrey Hepburn 1953 Los Angeles.

Audrey Hepburn 1953 Los Angeles

Our thoughts go out to Bob’s family. RIP Bob, you are not only a total professional but a true gentleman and a sincere pleasure to work with, we shall miss you xx


Ann Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman photographed by Bob Willoughby for the 1967 hit movie ‘The Graduate’

 Ann Bancroft & Dustin Hoffman by Bob Willoughby

Ann Bancroft & Dustin Hoffman (by movie photographer Bob Willoughby) stand worlds apart as their roles in the film of “The Graduate’ demands. Paramount Studios, Hollywood 1967.  In the permanent collection of, The National Media Museum, Bradford, UK,  Musee de la Photographie, Nice, France. 

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Bob Willoughby stunning iconic photography from the 1950′s and 1960′s

Marilyn Monroe by Bob Willoughby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Audrey Hepburn by Bob Willoughby

 

 

 

 

 

Frank Sinatra by Bob Willoughby

 

 

 

 

 

Last month our Chairman David and I had the huge honour to meet with Bob Willoughby at his beautiful home in the South of France.  What an amazing guy he is and an absolute pleasure to spend time with. Nowadays the opportunity to get so close to a star is impossible thats why Bob’s collection of photography is not only professionally taken but also totally unique. We are flexible on sizing so if there is any particular size you need and it is technically possible then we shall be delighted to help you. We now have a dedicated offering for Weddings, Anniversarys, Birthdays, Christmas (soon approaching!) and any other special event. Simply let us know the value of your gift and we shall produce a voucher for you to pass on to your loved ones,colleagues and friends. This can then be redeemed against the value of a product of their choice.

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View Legende Celebrity Art in the flesh!

Primarily we are an internet based retail organisation which enables us to be cost effective and offer a wide range of products to all our customers. However, we do have exclusive relationships with carefully selected Galleries from time to time where by you can view  and purchase a selection of our products. And of course you also have the opportunity to view some of our photographers work for example Terry O’Neill has his work featured at The National Portrait Gallery. If there is any particular celebrity that you would like a photograph of from the 1950′s to the present day just call Richard Evans on 01494259131 or email him richardevans@legendecelebrityart.com

Shepperton Studios
An exclusive and private viewing of our products can be arranged including lunch if you wish at Shepperton Studios, you may even get invited for a quick tour! Contact Richard Evans for more information on 01494 259131. Photographers featured include Bob Willoughby, Gered Mankowitz etc

Audrey Hepburn by Bob Willoughby

Croxley Galleries
From Saturday 12th September we are displaying for sale our work including photographs, paintings, bronze statues, books and sports memorabilia. Situated in Rickmansworth High Street, Hertfordshire, Croxley Galleries are very easy to locate and there is plenty of parking closeby. Phil Dunster and his team will be delighted to help you!

John Lennon by Barry Novis

Gallery Rouge
Last but not least we are just firming up a gallery viewing of Terry O’Neills work at Gallery Rouge in St Albans 17th October whereby iconic and legendary Hollywood photographer Terry O’Neill will be attending the launch. Invitations will be issued nearer the time for this VIP event. Watch this space! If you are interested in attending please email richardevans@legendecelebrityart.com

Raquel Welch by Terry O'Neill

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Marilyn Monroe photograph by Bob Willoughby

Marilyn Monroe photograph by Bob Willoughby

Born Norma Jeane Mortenson in 1926, Hollywood glamour personified Marilyn Monroe was so much more than a 1950′s sex goddess. Her alluring beauty, vulnerability, innocence ranked her as the sixth greatest female star of all time by The American Institute. Amongst her awards; Golden Globe, BAFTA, Photoplay and Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Movies include The Asphalt Jungle, All About Eve, Bus Stop, The Prince and The Show Girl, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, Let’s Make Love, There’s No Business Like Show Business, The Seven Year Itch, Some Like It Hot..

She passed away at a young age of 36 in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, U.S  from an overdose of barbiturates August 5th 1962.

Bob Willoughby took this beautiful photograph whilst she was filming “Lets Make Love” at 20th Century Fox Studios in 1960. Price £1,600 including vat, a choice of 3 stunning frames and free delivery anywhere in the United Kingdom. Purchase either via our shopping cart or simply make a call to 01494 259131.

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Iconic Hollywood Movie Photographer Bob Willoughby at Legende Celebrity Art

Hollywoood movie photographer Bob Willoughby named “The Man that virtually invented the photojournalistic motion picture still” by Popular Photography.

Legende Celebrity Art are delighted to be working with our friend Bob Willoughby the worlds leading Hollywood photographer of the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s. Born in Los Angeles in 1927, Bob was the first ‘outside’ photographer for the film studios to be hired to get space for them in the magazines, starting in 1954 with Warner Brothers which created a 20 year relationship. Just some of the films that Bob worked on; The Man With The Golden Arm, Raintree County, Saint Joan, Bonjour Tristesse, Green Mansions, Can Can, The Notorious Lady, 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?

Bob Willoughby devised a number of technical innovations to get the photographs he needed. For example he financed the first successful sound blip of a still-camera, which is now common on most movie sets. Bob was the only photographer working on films at the time, to use radio-controlled cameras, allowing him unprecedented access for certain shots. He had made special brackets that held his still camera on or over the Panavision cameras.

Bob was presented with the Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Still Photography for Motion Pictures, in New York 2004.  His photographs are included in the collections of The National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, The National Portrait Gallery, London, The National Media Museum, Bradford, UK. The Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris. Musee de la Photographie, Charleroim Belgium. The Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences, Beverley Hills, CA, The Museum of Modern Art, Film Department, NYC, The Tate Gallery Collection, London, and The Musee de la Photographie et de I’Image, Nice, France.

Legende Celebrity Art Chairman Lord David Evans of Watford worked with Bob Willoughby to produce a series of amazing quality and top award winning calendars in the 1990′s and have remained friends since. We are due to visit Bob Willoughby at his home in France August time to collect some prints so if there is anything unusual or just a simple request do not hesitate to let us know! richardevans@legendecelebrityart.com

Prices start at £1,600 12 x 16 including vat, high quality beautiful framing and delivery anywhere in the United Kingdom. All of Bob Willoughby’s photographs are signed and numbered in pencil on the back, and includes the date of printing. Vintage print prices available on request. We shall shortly be adding more sizes available smaller and larger to our shopping cart.

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 Audrey Hepburn photograph by Bob Willoughby

Louis Armstrong photograph by Bob Willoughby

Marilyn Monroe photograph by Bob Willoughby

Cole Porter photograph by Bob Willoughby


LEGENDE CELEBRITY ART SHOPPING CART NOW BIGGER

We’ve added even more products to our shopping cart and at competitive prices. Celebrities include Raquel Welch, Louis Armstrong, Audrey Hepburn, Chet Baker, John Wayne, Michael Caine, Steve Martin, Brigitte Bardot, Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, The Rat Pack, Dustin Hoffman etc.

To remain as competitive as possible we scan our competition daily and have included in the price an exclusive selection of beautiful high quality solid wood or metal frames to chose from at ‘cost’ well below the retail price, including acid free mounting board for extra protection of your photographs. Our price listed also includes FREE DELIVERY anywhere within the United Kingdom. Simply check out the competition and see how we compare. And remember Art like ours is an investment for the future, especially when it is Limited Edition and Signed by the photographer. World famous photographers including Terry O’Neill, Bob Willoughby, Gered Mankowitz are true legends in themselves.

If you dont see what you want simply email us and we will get back to you quickly. We are increasing our portfolio of ‘artistes’ weekly.

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Raquel Welch photograph by Terry O'Neill

Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot photograph by Terry O'Neill